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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Government Flood Insurance Program Is Under Water


“FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is the nation’s main flood insurer, created by law in 1968 as private companies stopped covering flood damage. The program insures 5.6 million properties nationwide and aims to be self-sustaining by paying claims from premiums it collects. Instead it’s running deeply in the red. A major reason, a USA TODAY review finds, is that the program has paid people to rebuild over and over in the nation’s worst flood zones while also discounting insurance rates by up to $1 billion a year for flood-prone properties.” (USA Today)

So let’s make government the only health insurer, shall we?

FEE Timely Classic
“Government in Business” by Murray N. Rothbard