Insurance Industry

  • News

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Nevada Hill of Bludded Head has Cancer and, Like Most Artists, No Health Insurance

    As Nevada Hill paints a large mural on the eastern wall of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, a giant heart in the middle whose many arteries extend all around it and each connect to its own building, he is coated in sun screen and flecks of paint, and he is wearing a sort of tan sun hat with a brim t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Two Dallas County Men Are Suing Blue Cross, Claim Its Market Share Lets It Screw Texans

    If you live in Texas and have health insurance, chances are your coverage is through either Aetna or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and it's about twice as likely to be the latter. The insurance giant covers 7.7 million Texans, controlling roughly 40 percent of the market. Some might argue th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Deep Ellum Urban Gardens Could be Hours Away from a Big Donation

    Dallas girl Lindsey Cook is in a tight race with Mary Edwards from California as the fan favorite in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight -- a fight that could mean a nice influx of cash for the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens. In case you missed it, through a contest at the State Fair, Cook was chosen to go to N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Deep Ellum Urban Gardens Could Get a Major Boost from a Local Woman's Stuffed Peppers

    ​As an avid runner and cook, Lindsey Cook of Dallas loves to create healthy dishes, like her quinoa and turkey stuffed bell peppers. Easy, versatile and full of deliciousness, Cook was so smitten with the recipe that she entered it in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight contest. From there, the dish ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2011

    Life's Cheap. Levees Aren't.

    Corps of Engineers and city struggle to balance flood protection's costs versus the value of not drowning.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Insuring the Insurers: What Something Called "Faktor K" Could Mean for Big D

    ​Writer and radio journalist Julia Barton, a regular reader of Unfair Park, tipped me today to a really fascinating piece published September 1 by BusinessWeek, called "The God Clause and the Reinsurance Industry." It's about an arcane industry located in cities far from Dallas, but Barton spied t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Clearly, Snow Big Fan of Trinity River Project

    ​Trying to get to my post at Unfair Park. Big weather issues here. See photo. Huge branch the size of the Sears Tower fell on wife's car. Worse: I had inadvertently left money bag containing $1 million-plus in rubles on top of car, part of inheritance I received recently from little-known uncle in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    The Bailout Bonus Round: Jeb Hensarling Is Not Happy With AIG. Not at All.

    In light of the news that American International Group -- better known as AIG -- is doling out those "distasteful" but nonetheless delicious bonuses to its execs, the House Financial Services Subcommittee is meeting at this very moment to discuss AIG and "how it got into its current situation, why i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The WSJ Polices Insurance Companies' Image Scanning Police

    The Wall Street Journal today has a story about insurance companies hiring "outside firms to help rein in the skyrocketing costs of imaging scans like MRIs." Included in the story is a Dallas man, S. Blaine Porter, who was treated in 2006 for aggressive lymphoma. Porter says his insurer, Blue Cross ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    One Trinity Item Is on the Fast Track, At Least

    At least one item related to the Trinity River Corridor Project will be completed by October -- kinda has to be, if the city council today takes up the Trust for Public Land's offer of $100,000. The dough comes courtesy MetLife Foundation, which, according to today's council agenda (page 177, to be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006
  • Dining

    September 29, 2005

    Deep Easy

    N'awlins reborn in Deep Ellum

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Obedience School

    Plus: Home, Bitter Home

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Blame Game

    Is the insurance industry a bully or are the moldies just being hysterical?

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Quick Fix

    After years of financial neglect, the state is hoping a shot of privatization will cure Dallas County's addicted and mentally ill population

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    On the lam

    A convicted killer flees arrest on insurance fraud charges

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    Afterthought special

    The classic children's story deserves better than this misconceived mess

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Dr. Bombastic

    Dallas oncologist Dennis Birenbaum claims he's been given a bad rap by the state and media. Now he's going to make them pay.

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Not so fast, Sonny

    A sweetheart bill down at the Texas Legislature will let you pay to make one Dallas businessman richer

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Couldn't Medicare less

    Shady goings-on in the fight over health care