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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Insurance Companies are Screwing New Orleans

I EQUATE trying to collect from insurance companies with playing the slot machines at Las Vegas. Vegas gives you better odds. In this writer's opinion the insurance business is one of the biggest legalized rackets around. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the Mafia were major shareholders.

WHICH brings me to one of my favorite rants. Don't you just love insurance companies? (Rhetorical question). Especially those warm and fuzzy commercials they bombard us on the toob. Here are a couple of oldies but goodies that come to mind:



OR,

"You're in Good Hands With Allstate"

YADAH, YADAH, YADAH.

CNN REPORTS:

"Mississippi attorney general files lawsuit against insurance companies. Amid reports that insurance companies may be taking advantage of Hurricane Katrina victims, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a lawsuit Thursday against five insurers in his state, his press office said.

Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., Allstate Property and Casualty Co., United Services Automobile Association and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. were listed as defendants in the suit."

More fine reading can be found at Reuters, USA Today, LA Times, Pantagraph and US Newswire.

IT LOOKS LIKE our prediction is coming to fruition:

"Mark my words. It won't be long before you will be watching State Farm Insurance ads bragging on the toob how they rebuilt New Orleans. What they won't tell you however is all the bodies they screwed over. But that will be another story, or a law suit (or both)."

Damn Necrofeliacs.

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At 5:16 PM, Anonymous shawn said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

Imagine all of those poor people who will lose everything because the insurance companies won't divy up. Shameful.

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At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet most everyone has been screwed by an insurance co. They have the best of lawyers that can write policies that have more holes than swiss cheese. Just ask New Orleans.

Biggest racket on the planet. Feh!

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At 9:55 PM, Anonymous sandra said...

I would say the insurance companies write policies that are more leaky than the New Orleans levies.

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At 12:14 AM, Anonymous john said...

"You are my hero!!! I have been looking for resources, contacts, info, anything dealing with the Insurance industry as to policy provisions, cases dealing with homeowners claims, laws, decisions and for others who have had problems in their receiving the insurance claim that we pay for and hope to never need only to be told you are not covered or liability is limited due to an amendment or just insurance companies that screw the public pay dividends to stockholders and consider themselves the good guys.

Please, if you have any time no matter how little I'd like to hear your thoughts, suggestions or anything you could offer in my case of selective ins.co in which now they say that the mold they waited for 45 days to verify is limiting coverage to 10k.

It also is involved with the Mold Investigation comp they used and ServPro. They also used to supposed help us now I find over 3k of FRAUD and they have been alerted to but say no comment and issue payment using his estimate to the penny.

I think you have only seen the tip of what the Insurance industry is going to do or try in New Orleans and has done to many others that don't even know it yet. I have now exhausted my savings in rebuilding."


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This is an excerpt from an email that we received. We removed any confidential information to protect the privacy of the writer. We already been in touch with the author and offered any assistance that we could.

We have provided it here to give you some idea of what people are going through. It's bad enough to suffer through a storm like that. But then getting it up the wazzoo by the insurance companies only adds to their grief.

It's shameful, and so what is the president doing about it?

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