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What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
Car Insurance Questions Answered
Pennsylvania motorists have been required to have insurance when driving their cars, trucks or motorcycles since the early 1990s. More than 20 years later, many of us get our insurance invoice in the mail, see how much we have to pay, and write a check without giving it a second thought.
Maybe we should though. When was the last time you checked to see what's covered under your policy if your vehicle is involved in an accident? What legal options do you have if your car is damaged in a crash? What insurance choices do you have for better coverage or possibly save money?
These are questions we'll answer on Tuesday's Smart Talk with attorney David Pollick of the Dale E. Anstine Law Office and insurance agent Andrew Enders of Enders Insurance Associates.
Andrew Enders & David Pollick
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
Also, while much of the nation has been focused on problems with the federal government's on-line healthcare exchange, many still say the American healthcare system is just plain broken.
The documentary film Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare is is being screened in Harrisburg, York, and Chambersburg Wednesday night. We'll talk to the film's director Matthew Heineman the problems the film addresses and the solutions.
Escape Fire starts with this premise: American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.
Community-wide Health Watch in Central PA: Watch Escape Fire on November 13. For more information visit witf's Transforming Health.
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