Flood insurance becomes a powerful political tool in Louisiana

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Lawmakers are beginning to use insurance as a way to sway voters Flood insurance is beginning to become a political platform in the U.S. It has been several months since Congress took action on the cost of flood protection, introducing new rules that delay rate hikes for a time. This has provided some homeowners with a reprieve from higher insurance rates, but coverage will eventually become significantly more expensive, especially as flood maps continue to be redrawn. Politicians are now beginning to use this issue to their advantage. Senator is…

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US lawmakers may be ready to fix flood insurance

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Federal insurance program continues to struggled beneath massive debt The U.S. Congress may be ready to finally find a solution to the problems that have crippled the National Flood Insurance Program. The program has been the only place that homeowners could find flood protection for several years, but the program itself has struggled under financial strain for nearly as long as it has existed. After being hit by several powerful natural disasters, the insurance program is currently more than $27 billion in debt, which has affected its ability to pay…

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Flood insurance House vote won’t happen in 2013

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This will hold off the ability for the chance to delay increases, an effort put forward by several states. The most recent efforts that were being made in order to hold off considerable flood insurance rate increases in some areas were spoiled, recently, when the House bill previously submitted by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) was withdrawn by the representative, who said that no further action would be taken on the matter before 2014. This most recent action could make it much more challenging for other efforts that had a…

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