Insurance Committee Sends New No-Fault Law to State House

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A State House committee has advanced a measure that significantly rewrites Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law.

The House Insurance Committee voted Thursday to send the legislation to the full House for consideration. Among other things, the bill repeals Michigan’s unlimited medical coverage for personal injuries in auto crashes.

The current proposal is to cap that amount at $1 million. It also includes a slew of medical cost-cutting measures, along with new efforts to combat fraud.

Most legislative Republicans, the Governor and the insurance industry are behind the proposal. Democrats, some medical groups, and most Oakland County Republicans including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson are opposed to the proposal, saying it will leave severely injured people in the lurch.

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