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Eye on America (Homeowners Insurance) #718617

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 02, 2003
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Vista, California: Sandra Hughes) A homeowners insurance program that blackballs home owners featured; details given about the industry's "clue system" used against consumers making any claims. [Vista, California, home owner Dave SWAFFER†- says he was denied insurance by 46 companies; states his house is unsellable because it is uninsurable.] [Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights Doug HELLER†- says you buy insurance to make claims.] [California State Farm spokesman Bill SIROLA†- defends the company's position.] [Farmers Insurance Group agent Ian RUBIN†- admits industry stock market losses are being passed on to consumers.]

Pelley, Scott;
Hughes, Sandra

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