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Texting while Driving – NHTSA bill aims to ban Text Messaging on the Road in all 50 states

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[Best Syndication News] While teens already have high enough car insurance premiums, one thing they can do is to not get in an accident and see the rates increase after this occurs. One bad habit that many teens, and adults have acquired is the habit of texting while driving. This combination of activities has been involved in many dangerous and life-threatening accidents.

A new bill is being introduced that was prepared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that will help make it easier to law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation for a driver that is caught texting while driving.

What to do if you can't get or afford Health Insurance?

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[Best Syndication News] With the threat of individual health insurance plans in California potentially being kicked out of the state for possible non-compliance with the state laws, some people with individual health insurance policies are probably holding their breath in hopes to have reasonably priced health insurance that will still cover them. The question looms in many people's minds how do you get health insurance if you can't afford it or if you have a pre-existing condition. Here are some different ideas to get health insurance or medical care when you have a pre-existing condition.

A divorced lady was sharing her plan to get health insurance coverage on the day-time syndicated television show 'The Doctors.' She has posted her plea for a man to marry that has a good health insurance plan. So far she has received 7,000 marriage proposals. The doctors asked her if she would seriously marry someone just for good health insurance. She said yeah, but at the same time she hasn't agreed to marry anyone yet. She pointed out on the show that if she went to prison she could get the necessary health care and medication. She spends 90 percent of her income paying for her medications and medical care. She is a working person that can't get health insurance, but if she marries she could get covered.

Anthem Blue Cross of California being sued by Consumer Watchdog Group

[Best Syndication News] Anthem Blue Cross recently raised health insurance policy premiums up to 39 percent on some individual health plans, which has caused government as well as others to take notice. The Consumer Watchdog organization has filed a lawsuit today against Anthem Blue Cross because of the rate hike and forcing policy holders into less coverage because of the excessive rate hike.

Anthem Blue Cross is a subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., which is the largest health insurance provider in the United States. The lawsuit filed today against the corporation is accusing them of increasing monthly rates, so much as to force consumers into lower-benefit coverage with higher-deductibles. The Consumer Watchdog group is saying that this is a violation of state law and the lawsuit is being filed by Blue Cross policyholders as well as consumer advocates.

Los Angeles Attorney General investigating Health Insurance Companies Rate Hikes and Claim Denials

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[Best Syndication News] The Los Angeles Attorney General, Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that his office has subpoenaed financial records and other documents from seven of the largest health insurance companies in California to further investigate unwarranted rate hikes and denial of coverage cases.

Brown said that this investigation into the unfair practices of these health Insurance companies have been going on for several months. Brown said, "Not only are the rate increases devastating to Californians strapped by the economy, but in some cases, they are possibly illegal."

Health Care Summit Not Likely To Unify Democrats and Republicans

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(Best Syndication News) Today President Barack Obama is holding a health care summit with both Democrats and Republicans present. The goal is to reconcile the bills in the House of Representatives and Senate to facilitate final passage.

Democrats are debating whether there should be a tax on premium health care plans while Republicans are against both bills but would like to see a removal of barriers between states that prevent consumers from buying plans in other states. Republicans would also like to see tort reform that would limit the damages caused by reckless doctors.

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