More Pinocchio Awards, Car Insurance for Fido, and Other News Items

Washington Post gives AARP four Pinocchios. Organization misleads the public on budget choices and its own finances.

Car insurance for pets: Covers vet expenses related to auto accidents.

How to control health care costs: Better TV programs. (HT to Tyler Cowen)

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Wrong-site surgery is a medical error that I have a hard time understanding. I would like to think that something as serious as surgery would require multiple checks.

  2. Kennedy says:

    I agree with Devon. It does not seem like wrong-site surgery should be such a common problem.

  3. Bruce says:

    Only four Pinocchios? AARP deserves the max.

  4. Vicki says:

    I liked the TV snippet. I think I have seen something like that before.

  5. Nancy says:

    Sorry to see the wrong-site surgery item.

  6. Madeline says:

    I like the TV post.

  7. Virginia says:

    About denials: I’ve appealed a few times and had my claims approved. The trick is to handle the paperwork like an IRS agent and make sure you receive fax confirmations and/or post office delivery receipts.

    About pet insurance: I had a friend whose dog was riding in the passenger seat when she got into a wreck. The dog survived, but she spent thousands trying to help it recover from its injuries. I can’t say that I would spend the same, but I also can’t say that I wouldn’t.