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  • Auto Insurance Reforms a Good Start

    05/11/2015 8:51:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/10/2015 | Dr. Gary Wolfram
    With Senate Bill 248 the Michigan Legislature is attempting to address a number of problems with the auto insurance market in the state. Michigan’s no-fault system creates misaligned incentives, resulting in auto insurance rates that are among the highest in the nation. There is also a larger question of why we treat severe injuries from car accidents differently than we treat the similar injuries from other types of accidents. The unlimited personal injury protection provision in the current no-fault system creates an incentive to provide very expensive care, rather than provide affordable and effective treatment aimed at quickly restoring the...
  • You Have to Buy Auto Insurance? Bolshoi!

    07/11/2013 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    The debate is going hot and heavy on Obamacare right now. This grand Democrat scheme is going to be a disaster … and the Democrats know it. The reality, though, is that it was designed to be a disaster. This coming health care debacle is no accident. It’s all part of a plan. The Democrats, you see, wanted complete, total and absolute control over your health care. Their true dream was something they have maneuvered the media into calling a “single-payer” plan. Now doesn’t that sound oh so benign? Single-payer. How nice. The problem, though, is that the single-payer is...
  • GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

    01/23/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by kiryandil · 197 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | sundance
    GEICO Insurance Cultural Marxist Hypocrisy – Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled Because He Is In Firearm Business…. Because he makes gun parts for a living this policy holder received a letter from GEICO cancelling his auto insurance. The letter says his auto insurance is being cancelled because he owns a company that manufactures parts for firearms:(fyi, to insure the authenticity I have submitted a copy along with a request for verification to GEICO via email – we’ll see their response)“The reason for cancellation is your vehicle [...] does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • What's 'Flo' doing with your insurance premiums?

    08/16/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dave Tombers
    Progressive chairman known for promoting drugs, funding ACLU attacks on religion. Everyone has seen the commercials with the ditzy brunette touting the lowest rates on auto insurance.The company’s name is Progressive. This company lives up to its name – the same way the far left clings to the term “progressive.” How so? Word started to leak out earlier this year, when Forbes reported that the “left-leaning billionaire Peter Lewis,” Progressive’s chairman, got involved in the 2012 election with a $200,000 donation to American Bridge 21st Century, a “liberal upper PAC founded by David Brock of Fox News watchdog Media Matters...
  • Just another reason to dump Progressive Insurance

    08/14/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT · by surfer · 79 replies
    Tumblr blog ^ | 8/13/2012 | Matt Fisher
    <p>I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.</p>
  • California: November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures

    07/09/2012 7:07:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 22 replies
    November 2012 Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 30 Initiative Constitutional Amendment 1578. (12-0009) - Final Random Sample Update - 06/20/12 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Qualified: 06/20/12 Proponent: Thomas A. Willis c/o Karen Getman (510) 346-6200 Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by Ľ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges. Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings...
  • Video: What if auto insurance mandates were just like ObamaCare’s?

    03/16/2012 8:26:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) argued on C-SPAN last week that the upcoming review of ObamaCare by the Supreme Court won't overturn the law, because ObamaCare's mandate is just like those imposed by states on auto insurance. CNS News' Eric Scheiner imagines the reverse: what would auto insurance look like if it were handled like ObamaCare? Only fans of Monty Python could conceive of the result:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO During a March 8th interview on C-Span Rep. Jackie Speier (D- Calif.) was discussing the upcoming Supreme Court date focused on Obamacare.When asked what would happen if part, or all...
  • Mercury Insurance lays off 165

    01/21/2011 6:17:01 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 10 replies
    Mercury Insurance Group, based in Los Angeles, confirmed today that 165 people were laid off in its claims division as well as some administrative staff. A company spokesman said some of the jobs were in Brea, but he could not immediately confirm how many.
  • Insurance Company Letter regarding Miles Driven

    05/01/2010 10:56:58 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 27 replies · 895+ views
    Received a letter in the mail from my auto insurance agent wanting to know how many miles are on the car now and how many miles I plan on driving over the next year. Is this required now as I have never received one of these letters????
  • Auto Insurance Mandate is a False Argument - Humans are not autos

    03/27/2010 8:45:04 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 69 replies · 1,084+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | March 27, 2010 | Dave Racer
    You’ve likely heard it. “If the government can mandate auto insurance, then why do you say it cannot mandate health insurance?”There are at least four major differences (and be sure to read number 4, because it is the most critical):First: The FEDERAL government does not mandate auto insurance. States mandate it. And three states have chosen not to do so. Auto insurance, like health insurance, is a state issue.Second: The mandate for ownership of auto insurance only covers what the driver might do to someone else. It is liability insurance, not collision, comprehensive, glass, or preventive maintenance. To be like...
  • How Would Government-Run Auto Insurance Work?

    11/23/2009 12:03:17 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 23 replies · 882+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-23-09 | Bob McCarty
    What would happen if government-run automobile insurance became a reality as the result of legislation similar to that calling for government-run health care?
  • California insurance commissioner backs pay-as-you-drive policies

    08/28/2008 1:57:02 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 72 replies · 1,533+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 28, 2008 | Marc Lifsher
    California drivers could be offered a new -- and often cheaper -- kind of car insurance next year under a voluntary pay-as-you-drive plan proposed Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. His plan would base annual rates partly on the exact number of miles driven and would allow people to pay less if they drive less. Poizner issued proposed regulations spelling out the plan, and the state's insurers Wednesday were enthusiastic about the idea but wanted to see more details. Two out of three households in the state could save an average of $276 per vehicle, and lower-income people, who generally...
  • State Considers Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance (Coming To CA: Drive Less, Pay Less Alert)

    07/15/2008 4:21:12 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 447+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/15/2008 | Marc Lifsher
    SACRAMENTO -- An alliance of insurance companies and environmentalists wants to bring a new kind of mileage-based auto insurance to California and charge motorists only for the number of miles actually driven. Called pay as you drive, the option is available from a few insurers in 34 states -- but not California -- as well as Canada, Japan and Europe. One company, GMAC Insurance Group, says its customers -- whose mileage is tracked by General Motors Corp.'s OnStar system -- have reduced the premiums they pay by 13% to 54%. And California drivers could expect to get similar savings if...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Exotic shrub a choice of cabbies

    09/29/2007 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies · 176+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/28/07 | Joseph A. Gambardello and Ashwin Verghese
    An ancient drug has found a new illegal market in Philadelphia. The drug, khat, is a stimulant with varying degrees of potency. It is found in the leaf of an evergreen shrub from East Africa and the Arabian peninsula, both places where it is widely used. Philadelphia police said yesterday they seized 740 pounds of khat --sbip-- the market for khat is within the city's African immigrant community
  • How drivers cheat their insurers (NJ worst offenders)

    09/08/2007 5:19:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 934+ views
    MSN Money ^ | Marylin Lewis
    Tony Soprano would be so proud. New Jersey, home of the fictional mob boss, has been crowned first in the nation for having the most residents who enjoy illegitimate farm-use discounts on the price of their auto insurance. It's a heady distinction, sullied only a little by the fact that Jersey has the 11th-smallest farming industry among the 50 states. Farmers or not, you can't say Jersey folks aren't resourceful. They emerged as kings in a recent report titled "Scam Alert: Study Reveals Crafty Urban Residents Cheat Auto Insurers." It is the fruit of research by Quality Planning, a San...
  • Auto Insurance ?

    04/22/2007 6:17:37 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 7 replies · 319+ views
    Got a call from my cousin's wife who is very upset. Seems her husband (my cousin) added his girlfriend's car to their auto insurance policy. Is this legal in the state of Texas? My cousin and his wife are going thru a nasty divorce but nothing has been finalized. I told her to show the insurance papers to her lawyer.
  • A Man of Conviction and Feisty Patriotism

    12/31/2006 7:16:38 AM PST · by Irontank · 15 replies · 993+ views
    Fifteen years ago, Irwin Richardt was asked this question as he sat in the kitchen of his sagging clapboard house with no heat, little plumbing and only one room with electricity. "Who will take care of you when you get too sick or too old to work?" "My neighbors. That's the way God intended it to be." Richardt said this with absolute confidence. It was how the old farmer spoke. In slogans and dogmatic truths. Strong words from a slight, soft-eyed man with a thinning white ponytail. The question was asked as Richardt explained why he chose to live like...
  • Immigrant drivers in limbo

    12/23/2006 10:11:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 643+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 12/23/6 | TRAVIS LOLLER
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ When the state Legislature began allowing immigrants living in Tennessee to obtain driving certificates, regardless of whether they were in the country legally, Alicia Leon jumped at the chance. Then last February, after several high-profile cases of fraud that delivered driving documents to illegal immigrants living outside Tennessee, the Department of Safety suspended the program. Immigrant advocates hoped the problems would soon be worked out, but with the last of the certificates issued before the suspension set to expire in the next couple of months, there is no word on when or even if the program...