The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for many people to start taking their healthcare more seriously. Unfortunately, for many Florida workers, paychecks have not kept pace with skyrocketing health insurance premiums and deductibles. This has only gotten worse with rising inflation rates that make everything more expensive.
Healthcare experts are telling Americans that they need to visit their doctors more often. But how can we do that when it’s becoming nearly impossible for middle-class families to pay the bill? In reality, rising health insurance costs are forcing more families to skip a doctor visit when they feel sick.
A big reason why Florida workers are seeing their health insurance rates go up is because of out-of-control frivolous lawsuits filed by crooked personal injury attorneys. Florida has some of the highest medical liability payouts of any state in the country and trial lawyers know it. Don’t believe me? When was the last time you heard about a lawyer who took a case when there was no insurance money to go after or no deep pocket to pick? These frivolous lawsuits become a problem for the rest of us when insurance companies are forced to raise their rates in order to pay their legal fees.
Until our elected leaders start to rein in greedy trial lawyers who are incentivized to profit off other people’s pain, nothing will change—except our growing health insurance costs.