Big insurance is involved in the "harvesting" and "warehousing" of the private health information of individuals. The insurance industry has created a private insurance industry database accessible only by member insurers into which they place the harvested medical and health information. The database is known as "ISO," aka the Insurance Service Organization. The ISO boasts that its ClaimSearch database includes information on more than 470 million "claims" and that "users are submitting more than 150,000 new claims a day." Insurers submit medical, health and insurance claim information through their own claims systems or through a web interface developed by ISO. Notably, the ISO does not discuss anywhere that the millions of individuals involved have not consented to this use of their personal health information.
Moving a flagpole near live electrical wires can be very dangerous. A Grayson County, Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of 3 victims of an accident that occurred while they were moving a flagpole in May 2017. The electrocution killed 1 and injured 2. The property manager of the apartment complex where the flagpole was located was found to be negligent for placing the flag pole too close to overhead power lines. See, An award of $15.6 million for 3 victims of electrocution.
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