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groverglock
01-13-2006, 07:11
This article came from the Thunder Roads Magazine from the Alabama & Florida area and was submitted by Josh Dodd an avid rider and employed by the insurance business. The info is a little lengthy but I feel we should all respond!!! This is a very important issue for motorcyclists across the country. We have been set up for denied claims by the health insurance companies which was clearly a result of undue influence from the insurance Lobby. Your Group Health Care Insurance provider cannot deny you coverage because you ride BUT they can refuse to pay any benefit claim if you are injured in an accident on your bike. We have an opportunity to correct this injustice RIGHT NOW but it may be too late if we do not stick together and respond. There are two bills in Congress (House and Senate versions) to close this loophole. Follow the directions and let your guys in Washington know that there is broad supoort amoung their constituents to pass this legislation. Go to www.AMADIRECTLINK.COM. In the left column, top item, click on AMA RAPID RESPONSE CENTER. The next screen will show (4) four ACTION ALERTS. Click on the one for the HOUSE INTRODUCES HEALTH INSURANCE BILL FOR MOTORCYCLISTS. Use the scroll down bar immediately adjacent to the text and fill in your name and address information. Fill in your name in the box labeled "Your Closing". Finally click on the "Send Message" box. This will go to the Congressman in your District. It know who he/she is from your address. Go back to the ACTION ALERTS screen and repeat the process for the one titled "SENATE INTRODUCES HEALTH INSURANCE BILL FOR MOTORCYCLISTS". This will go to your Senators. Note that there are instructions for editing the AMA text if you care to change anything or add your own comments. If you choose to do so, keep it clean and polite. Also after reading this if you feel the need, give your congressman a call. You will probably be glad you did. Again, I read this in a local motorcyclist magazine and was proud that Mr. Josh Dodd took the time to make me aware of what is happening.

BikerRN
01-13-2006, 07:23
Emailed my Congress/Senate people. I hope it does some good.

hd67xlch
01-13-2006, 07:31
doesnt your motor vehicle insurance pay for your injuries in a car or bike wreck? I may very well be wrong, but isnt that why FL law requires Personal Injury Protection on cars. Not required on bikes, but I carry it on all 3 of my bikes just in case.

later

fnfalman
01-16-2006, 09:37
I was thinking about buying a KTM 990 Adventure next year when it comes out. I wonder if I were to put street slicks on it, would a 500-lbs bike like that would make a good supermoto?

groverglock
01-16-2006, 10:22
Originally posted by fnfalman
I was thinking about buying a KTM 990 Adventure next year when it comes out. I wonder if I were to put street slicks on it, would a 500-lbs bike like that would make a good supermoto?

What?