Crain's Detroit Business: Detroit Isn't the Only City with Outsized Insurance Rates
Posted on October 24, 2017
In an Oct. 22 article published in Crain's Detroit Business, reporters Mike Wilkinson and Chad Livengood examine insurance rates in Michigan and the huge disparities in rates between cities. An interactive map featured as part of the story details how insurers can charge more or less based on where a person lives.
Chris Mitchell, senior vice president of Advocacy at the MHA, discussed why the association is puzzled by geographic rate setting for auto insurance and its impact on current legislative efforts to institute a government mandated fee schedule on healthcare providers.
"In the hospital setting, when somebody comes in for an auto accident, we don't ask them where they live and their pricing doesn't change whether they're from East Lansing or they're from the city of Detroit, Livonia or wherever you live," he said. "They're the only people in this whole equation who ask where individuals live."
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