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Insurance is a disaster in Texas - The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

August 22, 2014

Insurance is a disaster in Texas

Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:00 am

Now that the primaries are over, candidates in Texas should discuss issues other than God, guns, gays and how much they despise the president and Obama-Care. There are serious issues facing Texas families across the state, one being the skyrocketing cost of homeowners insurance.

In 2003, the Texas Legislature deregulated the insurance industry in exchange for promises of lower premiums, better protection and lower deductibles. After 10 full years, Texans across the state continue to pay the highest premiums in the nation. Policy increases of 15 percent or higher have become common.

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