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The Dark Business of Body Brokers

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck February 9, 2018 Donating a deceased loved one’s body to science can provide much needed medical training while the organs can be used to save lives. Thousands of Americans are more than willing to sign up to donate their bodies for research and

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More Oversight Needed to Combat Data Breaches

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck February 2, 2018 As more people share an increasing amount of personal information online, and data breaches hit record numbers, consumers are at a greater risk of identity theft than ever before. In the first half of 2017, the number of data breaches

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Mudslides and Insurance: What Homeowners Should Know

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck The shocking images of destruction left in the aftermath of the deadly Montecito, CA mudslides offer a stark reminder of the damage caused by Mother Nature. Searchers are struggling to find several missing people as they encounter obstacles like blocked roads, downed power

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Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck January 12, 2018 Abuse can happen to anyone, no matter the person’s age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background. Each year, thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This is called elder abuse. Abuse can

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Homelessness Crisis Needs Urgent Intervention

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck January 2, 2018 As Christmas shoppers rush to make returns, consumers may not realize that many fellow Americans are spending the holidays homeless. With soaring housing prices and a shrinking rental market, due in part to the high-tech industry boom, west coast cities

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Consumer Protections Run off the Rails

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck December 2017 With a major leadership shakeup at the nation’s top consumer watchdog agency, regulatory enforcement is being run off the rails as the Trump administration makes its mark on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last month, Mick Mulvaney took the reins of

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The Ongoing Battle Against HIV/AIDS Discrimination in Healthcare

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck November 30, 2017 As we approach World AIDS Day, it’s important to recognize that significant disparities in the healthcare insurance industry continue to harm people living with HIV/AIDS. These individuals face discrimination and refusals to provide medically appropriate care, resulting in dire consequences.

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The Damaging Consequences of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck November 17, 2017 Recent sexual harassment scandals that involved the use of secret settlements have sparked a conversation about who really benefits from non-disclosure agreements. The purpose of these confidential settlements is to establish the boundaries, or subject matter, of the disclosure, without

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Hurricane Insurance Claims

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck For many people, having insurance brings them a peace of mind, knowing that if disaster were to strike, they have insurance to help them out. Insurance companies have the responsibility to provide compensation on any property damage. Many homeowners are reported to not

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Have Health Insurers Worsened the Opioid Epidemic?

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck October 13, 2017 The statistics are sobering: the number of opioid overdoses have soared to the point where the life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped behind other leading industrialized nations. More than 52,000 people died from opioid-related deaths in 2015, which jumped

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