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Dec. 10. 2017 Blumbers

Fire Sale

On Dec. 10, 2017 KQED’s Guy Marzorati wrote “Insurance Commissioner Says More Intense Fires Could Lead to Fewer Fire Insurance Options.”  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said “It’s possible in the wake of these disasters, that we’ll see some insurance companies, in some homes, begin to decide that they don’t want to write new policies,”“Even if a homeowner has fortified their home with fire prevention methods, cleared brush, the insurer may still decide that because of the location of the home, the topography, the wind direction, its proximity to large forests, that the particular home is one they don’t want to write,”

You may not believe in climate change but your insurance company does.

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Oct. 18, 2017 California Single Payer Bill

On Oct. 18, 2017 KQED’s Pauline Bartolone and Ana B. Ibarra reported on California’s Single Payer Bill. “The ambitious attempt to create one government-administered or “single-payer” health care system in California has been tabled until next year. SB 562 by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) would provide comprehensive health coverage to all Californians, regardless of immigration status. Private insurance companies would be barred from the system, and enrollees would not be charged copayments or premiums. A legislative committee estimated that the program would require $200 billion annually in additional tax revenue. Supporters of universal health care hope to put a measure on the statewide ballot that would make it easier to fund a single-payer system.

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