Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 7:41 PM on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How can state force Alaskans to buy liability insurance?




I don't get it. The state of Alaska is suing the feds over the health care bill and yet we have a state law that requires us to buy car insurance from private companies. I've always thought that was wrong.

If we are required to have liability insurance it seems to me that we ought to pay for it when we register our vehicles and that the money should go into a pool of money that gets invested like our permanent fund. I'll bet our basic liability insurance costs would be way less that way. If the federal requirement is unconstitutional, so should the insurance for cars. If you want to have more coverage than what is required, then buy it from a private insurer. Same goes for health care.

Bumppo Bremicker

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