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WASHINGTON ? With the fate of his signature legislative initiative far from certain, President Barack Obama is taking his last-ditch push for health care reform on the road.

In a speech Monday in Philadelphia, Obama will try to persuade the public to back his plan to remake the nation’s health care system, while also urging uneasy lawmakers to cast a “final vote” for a massive reform bill in an election year.

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WASHINGTON?Two congressmen have asked leading automobile insurers to disclose any information they might have provided to federal regulators regarding problems with vehicles manufactured by Toyota Motor Corp.

In letters sent Tuesday to top executives of five auto insurers, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and the chairman of the panel?s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Rep. Bart Stupak, Read the rest of this entry »

A proposal ostensibly aimed at ramping up consumer protections for New Jersey insurance consumers would likely lead to higher costs instead, according to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). NAMIC said the measure to expand the state’s “bad faith” law is unnecessary.

S-132, An Act Concerning Unfair Claim Practices in the Settlement of Certain Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Claims, would negatively Read the rest of this entry »