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GOP health care vote abruptly cancelled as Trump didn’t have the support

“We just pulled it,” said President Trump in a phone interview with the Washington Post. House Republican leaders suddenly cancelled the GOP health care vote and withdrew their rewrite of the law. A vote had been scheduled for 3:30 pm (ET) following dramatic attempts to gain support […]

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Health care vote likely today after delay from Trump’s failure to find support

Despite extensive efforts to encourage members to see his side, the president has yet to gain enough votes. House leaders postponed the health care vote that had been expected to occur on Thursday. The GOP’s intention had been to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump and his […]

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Will the California insurance commissioner be state Sen. Ricardo Lara in 2018?

Lara announced that he will be running for the position next year on the heels of a state health care system proposal. Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) announced his intention to run for California insurance commissioner in 2018. This, only one month after submitting a proposal for […]

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Will California flood insurance be better without federal involvement?

The state is considering dropping out of the nationwide program in favor of establishing its own. California flood insurance found itself in the spotlight last month when the Oroville Dam threatened to fail. Erosion at the base of the dam’s emergency spillway forced the evacuation of 180,000 […]

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Private crop insurance companies see shrinking returns

These insurers have experienced a notable drop in their returns since the SRA was renegotiated in 2010. Private crop insurance companies are experiencing a notable downward trend in their return figures. This has been a consistent situation since the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) was renegotiated in 2010. […]

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New life insurance rules could make rates noticeably cheaper

People who have hesitated to purchase a policy may find that they have new motivation on its way. Changes to life insurance rules in all states except three are more than likely to bring rates down by a considerable amount. There have already been at least two […]

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Michigan auto insurance headed even higher with no-fault fee hike

Drivers in the state are already paying some of the highest premiums in the country and that price is rising. Michigan auto insurance is going to be even more expensive as the no-fault fee increases this summer. Drivers in the state will be paying $10 more to […]

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SpaceX pre-launch liability insurance massively increased following FAA requirement

A new mandate was put into place which increased the minimum coverage requirement by five times. SpaceX changed its launch schedule to today at 1:35am but was required to carry far more pre-launch liability insurance than it previously held. The launch had been postponed as a result […]

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Flood insurance program cuts may pay for Trump’s Mexican border wall

Funding reductions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may divert cash to cover the wall. Reports published by Politico and the Washington Post based on internal budget documents they recently obtained could mean money from the flood insurance program will be diverted to cover President Trump’s […]

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AIG insurance company CEO steps down following huge loss

Peter Hancock has opted to leave his current position with the insurer following a tremendous loss. It has been only three weeks since the report of massive losses from AIG and the insurance company CEO, Peter Hancock, has chosen to step down from his position. Hancock has […]

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