Rep Lightner votes to overhaul Michigans costly auto insurance system

Rep Lightner votes to overhaul Michigans costly auto insurance system

first_img24May Rep. Lightner votes to overhaul Michigan’s costly auto insurance system Categories: Lightner News State Rep. Sarah Lightner today voted ‘yes’ on a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance rate relief for drivers across Michigan.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.“It’s about time we all worked together and found an affordable solution to the nation’s highest auto insurance prices,” said Lightner, of Springport. “Fixing this broken system will help Michigan families save money by reducing the cost to drive in our state. Reform is long overdue, and we finally got it done.”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 in part due to the mandate to purchase unlimited lifetime health care coverage through auto 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 additional, more affordable, options.Senate Bill 1 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.#####last_img

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