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'Insured Chaos' in California

May 20, 1988

One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to be unaware of the insurance industry's multimedia blitz concerning no-fault insurance. This canard must be refuted.

Does anyone really believe that the insurance companies, widely known for their philanthropy, are interested in saving consumers' insurance dollars? Nothing could be further from the truth. In other no-fault states, the insurance industry has reaped huge profits from the conversion to no-fault, without lowering rates.

The fact is California's insurance laws protect the consumer adequately (although they could do much more).

In this era of right-wing, conservative judicial and legislative changes, let's not allow California to step backward on this consumer rights issue. We have the right to fair settlements if we are injured. No-fault insurance would end that.

DAVID S. BECKER

Colton

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