Bridge Magazine: Gov. Whitmer, Republicans See Path to Deal on Michigan Auto Insurance Reform

Posted on May 15, 2019

A May 14 article from Bridge Magazine highlights the ongoing negotiations on auto insurance reform between legislative leaders and the Whitmer administration. The conversations are a result of rapid-fire action in both the state Senate and House last week to pass legislation that would gut Michigan's current auto no-fault insurance law.

Bridge Magazine spoke to the MHA about the impact of a government mandated fee schedule based on workers' compensation rates, a provision in both bills approved by the Legislature, and had this to say in summary of that conversation: 

"The Michigan Health & Hospital Association, for one, says it has never embraced a fee schedule that limits what hospitals can charge for care to workers’ compensation rates, as the bills would require. The group also says it opposes allowing drivers to opt out completely from PIP coverage, adding that people should be required to maintain a minimum level of coverage to reduce the risk that people, particularly those with high-deductible health plans, will face surprise high medical bills if they’re badly injured in a crash."  

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