Sunday, April 22, 2007

Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist of The Clarion-Ledger, gets it right. How would you do with a 90% increase in your homeowner's insurance?

Worried about my people,

St. Casserole

P.S. When is someone going to figure out that the insurance industry decides our medical care, work and home lives? Should any industry control our lives as the insurance industry does?


Quotidian Grace said...

Excellent question, St. C. Part of the answer is that we've allowed this to happen in the hope that these industries will protect us from the risks of living. We've given them the power and we need to find a way to take it back.

Songbird said...

I don't know what to add. So sad.

sherry said...

And unfortunately St. C, you live in an extremely unfavorable state for defendants in litigation.

I am a physician only 35 miles from you but in a different state. My malpractice insurer insists that we do nothing to potentially link us into Mississippi. This means that I can not call prescriptions into Mississippi pharmacies for my patients who live in Picayune, Bay St. Louis, and Gulfport.

Insurance, the second storm and the disaster that never stops.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Insurance companies:
We bet them that we're gonna be hurt. Ante up.

They bet us that we're not gonna be hurt.

Then when we're hurt, they hurt us, because we were not hurt according to their rules, which change every 5 minutes.

What's wrong with this picture?

St. Casserole said...

Sherry, glad to hear from you, neighbor!

The state voted tort reform to protect businesses and industry from lawsuits.

Mississippi is a third world country.

sherry said...

I am trying to figure out if all of Louisiana and Mississippi is now a third world country or just the coastal portions.

If you know more about this tort reform and whether it would help out docs, let me know. I would love to be able to go into Mississippi to help out one or two days a week, but I can not risk the litigation.

Sucks. oops, should have written shucks.