Press Release: Statement Regarding Insurance and the State of the State
Ware Wendell, Executive Director of Texas Watch, released the following statement in response to Governor Abbott’s State of the State remarks concerning insurance litigation:
"After disaster strikes, Texans often endure a second storm of insurance abuse. For years, insurers have forced us to pay more for policies that cover less. Insurance lobbyists are again coming for Texans' legal rights. Texans don't want more special privileges for special interests. They want full accountability when insurers deny, delay, and underpay their valid claims. Rather than weakening existing protections, lawmakers should ensure that policyholders' valid claims are paid in full and on time. When Texans can't rebuild, our state suffers."
Founded in 1998, Texas Watch is a non-partisan, non-profit citizen advocacy organization that is active on issues related to policyholders, other consumers, and public safety. For more, please visit http://www.texaswatch.org/protectpolicyholders.