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Florida News That Impacts You – August 3rd, 2022 

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Florida News That Impacts You – August 3rd, 2022 

Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida. 

  • Gas prices are continuing to drop across the state. The average price is down another 2-cents per gallon to $3.88 statewide. In Southeast Florida prices range from a low of $3.98 per gallon for regular unleaded in Broward to $4.11 per gallon in the Palm Beaches. 
  • The Florida Board of Medicine will meet Friday to consider “gender-affirming” procedures in the state. Decisions made by the Board relate to official guidance to Florida’s medical service providers in addition to directly impacting whether state-funded healthcare, like Medicaid will allow for various treatments. 
  • Three more Florida property insurance carriers have received ratings downgrades. Weston Property & Casualty, FedNat Insurance and United Property & Casualty are the impacted companies. Policy holders with Weston & FedNat may be forced to find new insurance options – while United’s impact will likely mean not taking on additional policies. 
  • Florida’s AG Ashley Moody has announced the creation of the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. The goal of the task force is to reduce the number of robocalls making it into Florida. The task force will direct efforts to inbound calls originating from outside of the country – which currently accounts for most robocalls. Florida’s currently averaging over 33 million robocalls per day. 

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