Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Insurance Issues Cause Havoc in Louisiana

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Has the final shoe dropped on Louisiana insurance policyholders who are seeing their insurance costs skyrocket, and who continue to pay the highest insurance costs in America? Can it get any worse? Well, I hate to tell ya, but yes it can, and it will.

Louisiana representatives at several levels of government are scurrying to cover themselves from mounting criticism of these rapidly rising insurance rates. In almost every area of insurance coverage, the Bayou State leads the country with the highest costs and the greatest increases.

The rising cost of insurance premiums has driven a number of companies out of Louisiana in recent years. But now, the cost for all types of insurance has grown so dramatically that the average family is being forced to consider whether they can continue to live in the deepest of the deep southern states.

Obamacare has become a major embarrassment and detrimental campaign issue for Senator Mary Landrieu. She is in the fight of her career in her efforts to be re-elected in 2014, and now, all the problems with its implementation have ensnared her in a shower of criticism.

When Obamacare was implemented, Landrieu told her fellow senators — “Those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan. This is a very accurate description of the bill before us.” Now we find out that this is not true. Also, she is bogged down defending a program that can’t even get the computers up and running. The senator will be facing some tough questioning by her constituents right up to next year’s election day. Continue Reading…….

6 thoughts on “Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Insurance Issues Cause Havoc in Louisiana”

  1. Citizens did not “not pay claims”. All claims were eventually paid in full. What “cost” Citizens (really the Louisiana taxpayers) $150 Million or so was Citizen’s failure to adjust claims within an unrealistic statutory window or time frame following 8/29/05. The $150 Million was a GIFT from political “insiders” to the Plaintiffs’ Bar, and more particularly to “Herman & Herman” (check out nola.com’s List of the 400 political contributors in the “Louisiana Purchased” Series) of New Orleans ON THE BACKS OF THE TAXPAYERS OF LOUISIANA. Policy holders, individually, received only a pittance for Citizen’s delay in adjusting claims. The “real” beneficiaries were the plaintiffs’ lawyers, and particularly Herman & Herman. Ashton O’Dwyer.

    1. Very cerebral, O’Dwyer. I love how when a plaintiff prevails, it’s really the boogeyman “plaintiffs’ bar” that wins. Why when the defendant prevails is the “defense bar” never mentioned? Even after they shat you out like a bad burrito, you still can’t shake the brainless Lemle mind meld.

    1. Than say “liars and thieves” when that’s what you mean, instead of Chamber of Commerce-AIG-ALEC marketing cliches.

  2. Prince Charming yo’ are splitting yo’ royal pubic hairs here so will you zipper up yo’ snake charming Dingle Dick and quit fu*king wit’ da’ AROD bees fo’ yo’ Dingle Dick gets twisted back into the Pretzel Penis dat it is.

    Tank you PP.

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