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California Home Insurance

NPR's Richard Gonzales reports that home insurance is a looming problem in California: thousands of homeowners are complaining that they lost their insurance or had their rates hiked just because they filed a claim -- or even because they inquired about filing a claim. A state Senate committee and the new insurance commissioner are promising a thorough review of the system.

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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.