Best, Worst States for Insurance Regulation

December 1, 2015

  • December 2, 2015 at 1:47 am
    UW says:
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    To anybody who doesn’t follow this stuff this organization is outright garbage. They are “libertarian” meaning any law restricting any rights on a corporation or rich person is bad.

    They have noted consistent liars like David Frum in their organization. As an example, he has constantly stated as justification for the Iraq War, which he supported (not a very libertarian position), that Iraq still had a nuclear weapons program until 1996, a claim that is undeniably false.

    • December 2, 2015 at 10:39 am
      Milner says:
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      Given that, where are insurance customers more satisfied, A or F states?

    • December 3, 2015 at 11:09 am
      James says:
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      What the heck does that have to do with insurance? UW (and I am one also), just because an organization does one unrelated thing poorly doesn’t mean EVERYTHING it does is bad. The basic premise is right, and the N. Carolina case is dead on: they keep expanding their wind pool at dirt cheap rates, even though carriers would love to take the business. Once a hurricane hits, they’ll regret it, but it’s too late then.

    • December 4, 2015 at 10:46 am
      zdog says:
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      Your political bigotry is clear with comments like “they have noted consistent liars like David Frum…” and opposition to “…any law restricting any rights on a corporation…” and “outright garbage”. Do a little research and discover the reason this organization split from the Heartland Institute. Better yet, stick to insurance-related comments.

      • December 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm
        James says:
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        Agreed, zdog.

  • December 2, 2015 at 11:07 am
    Observor says:
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    I am not familiar with the think tank, but the concept is correct.

    In the west coast, states like Oregon and Nevada protect consumers by ensuring that coverage is adequate, but allow more of a free market approach to rates. California has very restrictive laws that don’t allow consumers in rural areas or those who have better credit or experience to receive a better rate. The restrictive markets hurt consumers.



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