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Forget Climate Change Deniers - Insurance Companies Are About To Sue Towns & Cities Who Fail To Prepare For Climate Change

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Beverly Macy

Insurance companies are saying they simply won't pay for the stubbornness of city planners who don't factor in the damaging effects of climate change. In fact, they're suing these towns and cities for failure to prepare for climate change.

Can Smokers Save on Insurance by Switching to E-Cigarettes?

PolicyGenius | Posted 05.31.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

Insurers may warm to e-cigarettes in the coming years, but for now most of them will still think of you as a smoker even if you don't. In today's world of semi-privacy, it might be harder than you think to hide evidence of this should an insurer decide to look more closely.

Here's What Really Happens When You Shop For Health Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 04.22.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

Since the new health insurance exchanges launched last October, there's been a seemingly endless stream of news stories, mostly about rollout problems, health insurance cancellations, enrollment numbers, or personal anecdotes that are quickly repurposed as political fodder. But what about the shopping experience?

How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It's just unfortunate that Obama couldn't send Baucus to a democratic country so he could see first-hand what a decent universal health care system looks like.

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Addressing Climate Change Grows Our Economy, Creates Jobs

Nicole Lederer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each.

Does Obama's Climate Speech Signal New Era of Polluter Liability for Weather Disasters?

Brad Johnson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Brad Johnson

No attempt was made to derive funding from greenhouse emitters or financiers -- such as those who make up the wealthiest residents of the New York City region.

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

Will the Gecko Slay All Insurance Agents?

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Don McNay

After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?

Shedding a Tear for the Insurance Industry?

Brian Young | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Brian Young

ALEC and their allies in government and the media can cry their crocodile tears for the poor, downtrodden insurance companies, but I won't shed a tear for the multimillion dollar industry.

Insurers Could Drop Coastal Homes Altogether

By Patrick Clark In 1938, when storm-watchers gave hurricanes names fit for railroad lines, the Great New England formed off Africa’s western coa...

A Real Health Care Debate

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Did you ever wonder why you have all those itemized costs on your doctor and hospital bills? It seems that you get charged for the doctor walking into the examining room, walking out, taking your blood pressure, hitting your knee with his little hammer, etc.

Hey! Don't Forget Insurance Before You Go To College

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

CHICAGO — It's inevitable that something will be forgotten in the excitement of sending a child off to college. Tuition bill paid?...

Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

To stay in business, insurance companies' collective policy premiums must exceed the collective expense of liabilities. This means they won't protect people and the environment when there isn't money to be made, so we rely on government.

Max J. Rosenthal

Businesses Face A 'Devastating' New Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Th...

Would You Get the Same Care as Gabrielle Giffords?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The rehabilitation of a person following a stroke or brain injury is an intensive process that can take years and involves numerous people, but the reality is that many people do not get the intensity of care they need.

Insurers Lobbying on the Fine Print May Erase Consumer Protections

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The lobbying to change the medical-loss ratio provision in the new health care law is just one example of how special interests are working to gut the reform law while preserving the portions they like.

Chris Dodd at the Movies

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J.W. Stickings

I love film, including some of what comes out of the Hollywood cesspool, but I generally dislike Hollywood, whatever its political leanings. With Chris Dodd, it just got worse.

Sam Stein

Private Insurance Stays Silent, 'Neutral' On Health Care Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Republican leadership failed to pass repeal legislation in the Senate on Wednesday night, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Commi...

Will FaceBook Founder Zuckerberg Reinvent the Insurance Industry Next?

Maria Umbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Maria Umbach

The insurance industry is facing challenges that make it ripe for a "Napster Moment," the moment when some other industry steps in and redefines the game. Zuckerberg is just the guy.

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

The diminished number of political figures is contrasted by the growing participation of the business community which is speaking in stronger terms than ever before about the need to find real solutions to human-induced climate change.

Consumers Should Be "Too Big to Fail"

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

As distasteful as it was to see the financial, insurance, and automotive industries bailed out for their greedy and reckless behavior, it seems clear ...

Life Insurance Becoming 'Tax Shelter For The Rich'

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a development all but unnoticed outside the industry, life-insurance companies gradually have shifted away from their broad historical base of midd...

10 Major New Health Reform Benefits Take Effect Today

Rep. John B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John B. Larson

Major new health reform benefits take effect today to help keep health insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans.

Nebraska Voters Favor Public Option, Want Ben Nelson To Back It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's po...