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July 15, 2013

OUR VIEW: Want to help? Target insurers

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — People are being told that their insurance doesn’t cover sewer backups, or some other technicality. Or the insurance companies play their little shell game: If it’s called a flood, they’ll say it was a sewer backup. If they’re told it’s a sewer backup, they’ll claim it’s a flood. Anything to avoid paying, even though their supposed existence is to help people. And when an insurance company does pay, they usually place the clients in a high-risk pool or drop them altogether.

Of course, insurance companies consist of one of the largest lobbying groups in politics. It would take a politician with a solid-steel backbone to take them on.

But there may be no other choice. The city, which usually has to rely on taxpayers for financial support will this time get bailed out by FEMA. Taxpayers have to deal with insurance companies. The city has its help, where’s the help for residents?

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