Most Americans think US healthcare could be better handled

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According to a poll, this sentiment is particularly strong when it comes to care for older adults. Less than half of Americans feel that the US healthcare system is being handled well, according to the results of a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Less than half of the survey participants said they felt that they were satisfied with the way it is managed. Among the survey respondents, only a tiny 12 percent said that they felt US healthcare was handled very well or…

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7 percent of Illinois residents are without health insurance

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New US census data shows that state uninsured rates climbed just slightly between 2020 and 2021. Last year in Illinois, 7 percent of residents were without health insurance coverage, according to recently released data from the US Census. This number represents about 875,000 people across the state who don’t have medical coverage. When compared to 2020, this represented a slight increase in the number of people who didn’t have health insurance. That year, the uninsured rate in the state was about 6.8 percent. That said, the margin of error this…

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Black Talon Security Announces Top 10 Tips for Insurance Companies to Prevent Cyberattacks

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Black Talon Security, a leading NY-based national cybersecurity firm, has announced its Top 10 tips insurance companies or agencies should follow to keep data secure and protect records. “Preventing the theft of data and protecting business continuity must be a primary focus for owners of insurance organizations of all sizes; 75% of ransomware attacks in particular result in the theft of most or all of the business data,” said Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security. “The average cyberattack will force a company or agency to shut down for two weeks, as well as negatively impact its integrity and reputation. This does…

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New Hampshire provides insurance premium support to birthing centers

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The state is offering assistance to the centers, and other birthing support and care such as midwives. New Hampshire has announced that they are offering insurance premium assistance to birthing centers and home birth midwives in order to help them to remain in business as rates skyrocket. Malpractice coverage rates have gone through the roof, threatening many businesses in this sector. According to a recent Seacoast Online article, one birthing care provider experienced a $40,000 per year spike in insurance premiums, representing a 250 percent increase over the previous year.…

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California signs heat wave ranking and early warning system law

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Signing AB 2238 is labeling the state as a world leader in efforts for protection against climate change effects. California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 2238 into law, creating the first statewide heat wave ranking and early warning system to help state residents to prepare. AB 2238 was sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to help protect Californians. The bill was co-authored by Assemblymembers Luz Rivas, Eduardo Garcia, and Cristina Garcia. It will create the first statewide ranking and early warning system in the country for heat waves…

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Louisiana Citizens to sharply hike home insurance rates

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The insurer of last resort will be charging substantially more for coverage in a challenging market. Louisiana Citizens, the home insurer of last resort in the state, is setting up for substantial cost hikes that will be notably harder for many homeowners to afford, according to officials. The state’s home insurance market has been deeply struggling to the point of a rising crisis. “Some people’s insurance payments are going to be larger than their mortgage payments,” said a Louisiana Citizens official quoted by a recent report in The Advisor. In…

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Sustainable food and agriculture movement leaders sponsor US Farmers & Ranchers in Action’s fourth annual Honor the Harvest Forum

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Sponsors fund premier forum focused on addressing needs of the next Decade of Ag St. Louis, MO, September 13, 2022- U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) announced today the sponsors of the fourth annual Honor the Harvest Forum, an invitation-only executive leadership convening to explore top-line challenges facing agriculture. Attending leaders will co-design solutions with the best minds in food, agriculture, finance, science, and technology and all work together to further global sustainable food systems. This year’s signature sponsors, all recognized leaders in the sustainable food and agriculture movement…

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