Did Hell Freeze? New Times Gets Shout-Out From State Agency

It's not often that a government official bothers to read -- much less publicly praise-- this rag. Politicians usually construct dart boards out of our cover stories and grumble about needing extra security to protect them against columnist Bob Norman.

But a recent issue of The PIP Source -- an unabashedly geeky newsletter put out by the state Division of Insurance Fraud -- actually recommends something we wrote: An exposé on the 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service. The review is so positive we can hardly stand it.

You might want to check out this article, written by

Lisa Rab and published by the Miami New Times, called Crash Course: 411-Pain Network will line their pockets with your insurance money. It details the workings of an attorney referral service operated bya chiropractor in South Florida. Here is a quote from the article regarding the commercial with the actor portraying a police officer - "The commercial's message is simple. It tempts viewers with $10,000 but never explains that the doctors and lawyers, not the patient,will get the money." It is an informative article, including the following information - "In the past dozen years, the company has spent more than $13.2 million on advertising, according to court documents. More than 250,000 people"like" 411-PAIN's Facebook page." Take some time to read it.

Ah, swoon.

Still, it's good to know a government agency is taking an interest in 411-PAIN. Perhaps the Division of Insurance Fraud will bring us some more headlines about the company soon.

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