Your efforts to contact Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman about the need for immediate relief from high cost, low coverage insurance are getting noticed. (more…)
Over 1,000 Texans have taken action to tell Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman we need immediate relief from high cost, low coverage insurance. Or should we say, attempted to take action?
It appears that after a few hundred messages got delivered, TDI blacklisted emails from Texas Watch activists. Our IT specialists tell us that means your emails are being blocked by TDI’s server. We wish we could say this is surprising, but TDI has a history of flunking the transparency test. (more…)
Texas families deserve a good value for their insurance dollars, but they’re getting high cost, low coverage junk homeowners and auto policies instead. A decade ago, lawmakers deregulated the marketplace, embracing the insurance industry’s theory that less oversight would bring about competition amongst carriers and lower prices for consumers. That industry-centered theory has been tested, and the data show it has failed. (more…)
Leave it to Rick Perry. While the state is crumbling under a real health care crisis, he’s still defending the lobbyist-driven health care battle from a decade ago that has failed Texas patients. The governor and his insurance lobbyist buddies want you to believe that taking away the legal rights of patients is good medicine. Try as he might, though, there is no disputing the facts. (more…)
The Texas insurance commissioner says there is nothing she can do for consumers.
During a committee hearing to discuss problems in the home insurance market, she was asked if she had any ideas for how to give Texas homeowners relief from high cost, low coverage insurance policies. Her only suggestions might have an impact years – or decades – from now. She said there is nothing she can do to give Texas families immediate relief.
Really, Commissioner? (more…)
Texas Watch Director of Legislative Affairs Ware Wendell demanded solutions to our home insurance market during testimony before state lawmakers this week. He called on the legislature to give homeowners a “square deal” that includes decent coverage for a fair price, the power to generate real price competition to bring down rates and improve service, and better transparency so that homeowners know what they are (and aren’t) getting when they pay their premium. Check out the video. (more…)
The Senate Business & Commerce Committee met today to discuss issues in the Texas home insurance market. Texas Watch Director of Legislative Affairs Ware Wendell told Senators about some of the many problems facing Texas policyholders, including high rates, slashed coverage, and a lack of transparency for consumers. (more…)
Curt Koenning with the self-styled Texans Against of Lawsuit Abuse recently implored Texans to heed the call for jury service. In an area of rare accord, we agree. Citizens must participate in the jury system. It is a fundamental civic duty and the foundation of our judicial system. But… (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?)
Mr. Koenning’s exhortation is pure hypocrisy. (more…)
When insurance companies say that our civil justice system drives up insurance rates, what they’d really have you believe is that we can’t afford our Constitution. The truth is that they view the Bill of Rights as a bothersome barrier to their bottom line. (more…)