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WASHINGTON — The first warning sign was a house in Humble.

Between 1977 and 1995, the National Flood Insurance Program paid out $806,591 for repeated storm damage to a suburban Houston home that was valued at $114,480. If you think the math doesn’t add up, you’re not the only one.

The federal government’s program to protect coastal residents from nature’s devastation has coughed up more than $8 billion over the past 15 years for more Read the rest of this entry »

If health insurers are hoping to keep Washington out of their industry, they’re going about it in a strange way.

A new report by health care activists shows that the nation’s five largest health insurers covered fewer people last year and still piled up combined profits that were 56 percent higher than the previous year. This is what prompts governments to regulate.

The soaring cost of health care is threatening to drive the American Read the rest of this entry »