Florida officials, insurers disagree over emergency-fee bill

Local officials are upset over a bill passed by the Florida Legislature that would prevent them from charging fees for providing emergency services. While some officials are asking Gov. Charlie Crist to veto the bill, saying it would hurt their budgets, PCI Assistant Vice President William Stander said he is happy the bill passed and hopes the governor will sign it, explaining, "Insurance policies don't cover these charges and our customers were complaining about being billed by the cities."

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