Every now and then, somebody writes something in a prominent newspaper that sounds an awful lot like my rhetoric. The Houston Chronicle recently published such a piece calling for major federal legislative insurance reform. Kia Franklin wrote the editorial. I know little of her, but her opinion sounds very similar to calls for reform made by consumer advocates in Florida following the 2004 hurricanes and from Congressman Gene Taylor of Mississippi following Katrina. She notes the claims frustratration of many in Texas following Dolly, Gustav, and Ike:
"As Hurricane Ike survivors rebuild their homes and their lives, their harrowing stories may soon become all-too-similar to those of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita survivors: people wrongfully denied insurance claims, or offered inadequate payments, for damages they were told their insurance policies would cover."