Legislator approves bipartisan no-fault solution
State Rep. Kathy Crawford today approved a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance rate relief for drivers across the state.
The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims to help lower costs. The plan should soon head to the governor for her expected signature.
“Michigan drivers deserve an affordable car insurance system that works for them,” said Crawford, of Novi. “Voting on this issue is imperative for the people of Michigan and we must work together to deliver results.”
The bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.
Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.
Senate Bill 1 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.
“These are unprecedented times we are facing and we needed a real plan to keep Michigan moving forward in a safe and sensible fashion,” Crawford said. “The Legislature has spent months hearing from concerned residents and we’ve received those concerns and developed a better course of action that will protect people and their families.”
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