Suit challenges changes to Michigan auto insurance law

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan’s auto insurance law are unconstitutional.

The complaint filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court challenges two provisions of bills that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed in May and June.

One provision will limit reimbursement for in-home attendant care provided by the families of people seriously injured in crashes. The other provision will later reduce how much hospitals and other health providers can be paid to treat or rehabilitate accident victims.

The suit was filed by two crash victims against insurance companies.

Whitmer and Republicans who control the Legislature have said the laws will reduce Michigan’s high auto insurance premiums by letting drivers choose their medical coverage instead of being required to buy unlimited benefits.

___

Online:

Lawsuit: http://bit.ly/2pIXgh5

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

3 comments

  • Kevin Rahe

    No limits on what insurance will pay to provide care for an accident victim and a blank check for individual health care services for those victims is unsustainable.

    • WRTolkas

      Kevin, One-Term Whitmer signed on because she had little choice. The auto insurance and MCCA was well into the first stage of the insurance death spiral. There was no choice except having hospitals and insurance companies further gouge us or watching the whole system collapse. Good luck with that suit. You are going to need it.

  • Matt

    Unconstitutional? Sounds like someone hates when people get mad about their pocketbook being raped and protected by Michigan law. Only a theif would file a lawsuite.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.