MHA Media Statement: Duggan-Leonard Auto No-fault Plan a “Nonstarter”
Posted on September 26, 2017
We recognize and appreciate Mayor Duggan and Speaker Leonard’s commitment to lowering auto insurance rates for Michigan drivers, but today’s proposal isn’t a new beginning — it’s a nonstarter. Upon close analysis, the Duggan-Leonard plan — like proposals that have surfaced in the past — protects insurers rather than giving all drivers true rate relief. Nothing in this bill guarantees any rate relief for anyone who chooses to buy an unlimited PIP benefit.
The mission of the MHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities. With respect to auto no-fault insurance, our first priority is making sure accident victims get the care they need 24/7 and that they can recover with the help of their families, in their homes if possible, with their dignity intact. Unfortunately, the legislation proposed today does not meet the MHA mission test, nor the test of these basic principles. We would look forward to the opportunity to work with the Legislature and other stakeholders to attack fraud, abuse and overuse within the no-fault system; establish statewide medical best practices and standards of care; and identify common sense reforms for attendant care.
This statement was released Sept. 26, 2017, and can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO at the MHA.
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