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A California Reader Wonders Why We're Still Paying A Terrorism Insurance Premium
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April 02, 2015, 06:40 PM
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From: Steve Smith [Email him]

I saw this on an insurance form today. It’s a list of “Designated Cities” where you’ll pay a premium on your terrorism insurance under the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” which Congress passed after 9/11, and which keeps being reauthorized.

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It represents a public policy fail. 14 years after 9/11 the problem is worse—bigger and growing rapidly.  If your city is on the list you’re paying extra for terrorism, you probably have a lot of recent immigrants, and massive municipal and state debt too.

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