CPAN: We can work together to lower auto insurance premiums without limiting the essential care that catastrophically injured residents need to thrive
LANSING, Mich.—(Feb. 12, 2019)— Tom Constand, speaking on behalf of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), this evening thanked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her thoughtful State of the State address and for her call to legislators to work in a bipartisan fashion to lower auto insurance premiums.
Constand, who is a CPAN board member and also president and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, issued the following statement:
“CPAN remains committed to passing comprehensive auto no-fault reform that protects all Michigan families and drivers, and we look forward to working with Gov. Whitmer and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to lower auto insurance premiums without depriving auto accident victims of the care they need.
“Michigan can maintain high-quality care while lowering premiums through effective rate regulation, implementing a fee schedule for health care providers, cracking down on fraud, and enacting other common-sense, bipartisan reforms.
“We remain steadfastly opposed to any plan that limits the essential care that auto accident victims can receive. Capping essential care means families will go into bankruptcy because they can’t pay their medical bills. Capping essential care means catastrophically injured children will not have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives. Capping essential care means reducing people’s ability to achieve independence or return to work. Michigan citizens deserve better.”