No-fault legislation is a sell-out of Michigan citizens and a total gift to the insurance industry

No-fault legislation is a sell-out of Michigan citizens and a total gift to the insurance industry
Cornack: We urge the governor to rectify the injustice that this legislation will create

LANSING, Mich.—(May 24, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to no-fault legislation passed by the Michigan Legislature today.

“The Michigan Legislature has just passed a destructive piece of legislation that decimates Michigan’s premier auto no-fault system. It is a sell-out of Michigan citizens and a total gift to the insurance industry.

For thousands of Michigan families, this legislation will result in the loss of their current lifetime medical expense coverage because they are simply no longer able to pay the unconscionable and extortionistic premiums Michigan insurers have been allowed to charge for the last 10 years. Rather than passing legislation that would more fairly regulate what insurers can charge, Michigan legislators have attempted to solve the problem by taking away people’s rights when they are injured.

As a result of this legislation, thousands of Michigan families will have no choice but to put their family at risk with the low levels of insurance coverages that this legislation now authorizes. Those low-level coverages will be woefully inadequate to provide the necessary medical care that catastrophically injured people, especially children, require in order to have a meaningful quality of life.

There may have been little that Governor Whitmer could have done to materially change the outcome of this political fiasco. However, there still remains much she can do to use the tools that are still in her legal toolbox in order to better level the playing field for Michigan citizens. We strongly urge the Governor to use those tools as soon as possible and do whatever else she can, in the months ahead, to rectify the injustice that this legislation will create.”

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