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State Farm says it might offer insurance refunds by Friday.

Source: Newsy


April 8, 2020

State Farm says it might offer insurance refunds by Friday.

State Farm, the nation's largest auto insurer, tells Newsy it is likely to act this week after its competitors promised to refund billions of dollars to consumers. It is the latest fallout after our Newsy investigation took on the insurance industry for overcharging consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week State Farm told Newsy it had nothing to say in response to allegations the insurer and others were overcharging drivers who are mostly off the roads now and staying at home. By Monday, Allstate had announced a $600 million refund for drivers. American Family Insurance offered $200 million. By Tuesday, Geico followed suit, promising its customers two billion dollars in refunds. Liberty Mutual threw in 250 million dollars.

Wednesday, USAA announced a 20 percent refund for its policyholders, which it says amounts to $520 million. Shelter Insurance announced a 30 percent refund for its auto customers, the best in the industry so far. Unlike Geico, which will make customers wait until their policy renews to collect, Shelter Insurance said it intends to get its money out the door as soon as possible. All in all, by midweek, insurers had collectively promised more than $4 billion in refunds since Newsy’s report, where the Consumer Federation of America said insurers were acting illegally.

"You were the first big story out there so I give you a lot of credit for what’s happening," Bob Hunter of the Consumer Federation of America said of Newsy's report.



Read more: https://www.newsy.com/stories/auto-policyholders-due-4-billion-in-refunds/




This is a reasonable flow of money.

Bravo to Newsy for the investigative type journamalism.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:25 PM (16 replies)

New Randy Newman song - "Stay Away"



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Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:47 PM (0 replies)

Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul (Official Audio) released 3/26/2020






https://twitter.com/bobdylan/status/1243389605451198465

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:52 AM (0 replies)

Patient Denied Prescription Refill Due to COVID-19 Thanked for Her 'Sacrifice'


Patient Denied Prescription Refill Due to COVID-19 Thanked for Her 'Sacrifice'

A Los Angeles woman with lupus was denied a refill of her hydroxychloroquine prescription because her health care provider was “preserving” the medication for people “critically ill with COVID-19.” She was then thanked for her “sacrifice” and “understanding.”

. . . BuzzFeed News reported on Wednesday that a 45-year-old woman with lupus, Dale, learned her provider Kaiser Permanente halted her refills of hydroxychloroquine for the time being. The note Dale received, which was obtained by BuzzFeed, added most people who take the medication build up levels of the medication that can last in the body for up to 40 days and she should not ask her doctor for a refill.

“Please do not contact your physician about an exception process to get a refill, as prescriptions will not be filled even if written by your physician,” the note reads, adding:

Hydroxychloroquine does build up a level in the system that stays in the body for an average of 40 days even after the last dose is taken. If you do run out of medication and feel your condition is significantly worsening, please contact your doctor to discuss alternative treatments.


Kaiser Permanente then thanked Dale for her “sacrifice” and “understanding” of the new policy.


“Thank you for the sacrifice you will be making for the sake of those that are critically ill; your sacrifice may actually save lives,” the note told Dale. “We appreciate your understanding, and you will be notified of any changes in the policy as they happen. We all hope this will be a short-term situation.”


https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/patient-denied-prescription-refill-due-205716857.html


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To hell with these hoarders and speculators, and the physicians who enable them.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:44 AM (10 replies)

Great new Biden ad going right at Trump.



https://twitter.com/AdamJSmithGA/status/1242980698249707520

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:58 PM (8 replies)

"When you go out and see the empty streets, the empty stadiums . . . "


https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1242682280948031489

Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt
So @IMPaulWilliams just posted this on his IG and it’s one of the more beautiful things that’s come out of this nightmare. Thank you, Mr. Williams.





Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:26 AM (3 replies)

In February "CDC data shows government labs processed 352 COVID-19 tests"


Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, MIKE STOBBE and MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press

. . . In the critical month of February, as the virus began taking root in the U.S. population, CDC data shows government labs processed 352 COVID-19 tests — an average of only a dozen per day.

“You cannot fight a fire blindfolded,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said at a recent briefing. “We cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected.”


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/testing-blunders-crippled-us-response-as-coronavirus-spread/ar-BB11Bom4



This administration must be replaced as soon as possible by any means imaginable.



Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:41 AM (2 replies)

Safe In My Garden







Safe in my garden,
An ancient flower blooms.
And the scent from its nature
Slowly squares my room;
And its perfume being such
that it's causing me to swoon.
Could it be we were hot-wired
(Safe in my garden, an ancient flower blooms...)
Late one night while very tired?
They stole our minds and thought we'd never know it.
(And the scent from its nature slowly squares my room...)
With a bottle in each hand; too late to try to understand.
We don't care where it lands - we just throw it.

Somebody take us away...
Somebody take us away...

Safe in my garden,
(Could it be we were hot-wired late one night while very tired...)
An ancient flower blooms.
(They stole our minds and thought we'd never know it...)
And the scent from its nature
(With a bottle in each hand; too late to try to understand...)
Slowly squares my room.
(We don't care where it lands - we just throw it...)

(Somebody take us away...)
And it's perfume being such
That it's causing me to swoon.

When you go out in the street, (Safe in our garden...)
So many hassles with the heat;
No one there can fill your desire. (And the scent...)
Cops out with the megaphones,
Telling people stay inside their home.
Man, can't they see the world's on fire?

Somebody take us away...take us away...

Safe in our garden,
An ancient flower blooms.
And the scent from its nature...
(Cops out with the megaphones;
Tellin' people stay inside their homes.)
Man, the world's on fire.)
Slowly squares my room.

Take us away...take us away...

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 04:24 PM (0 replies)

Colbert/Warren full interview, includes wealth tax explained by ribs




Posted by Tactical Peek | Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:40 PM (0 replies)

Medicare Advantage Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics - NYT

Medicare's Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics

As more Americans sign up for Medicare Advantage, detractors worry that it’s helping private insurers more than patients.

By Mark Miller

Feb. 21, 2020


. . . “When we talk about Medicare for all or public options,” said Tricia Neuman, director of the Medicare policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation, “people may not realize that we already have a Medicare program that is coming to be dominated by some very large private insurance companies.”

. . . The rise of Advantage has also been aided by changes in federal law and regulation in recent years. And under the Trump administration, critics say, Medicare’s administrators have been tipping the scales improperly in favor of Advantage.

. . . Under President Trump, some critics contend, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers Medicare, has become a cheerleader for Advantage plans at the expense of original Medicare.

. . . If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is tipping the scales, it would be a violation of federal law, Mr. Lipschutz argued.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/business/medicare-advantage-retirement.html


Not good.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:27 PM (15 replies)
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