State Rep. Bronna Kahle said she would continue the fight to lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers.
Kahle voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered motorists personal injury coverage options, allowed seniors to use their existing medical coverage, created a fraud authority to combat fraud and abuse, and reined in medical costs.
The bill fell short in a vote late Thursday.
“Yesterday I was proud to vote in favor of legislation to lower car insurance rates,” Kahle, of Adrian, said. While I am disappointed the bill failed, I won’t stop fighting until we fix the rigged system that forces our residents to pay the highest rates in the nation. The hard-working families and seniors in Lenawee County deserve reform.”
The proposed plan continued to guarantee benefits for Michiganders already receiving lifetime health care after a catastrophic traffic accident. The House plan also allowed motorists currently buying unlimited personal injury protection coverage to keep it and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing the option to buy more affordable options.
“I will continue to work with colleagues on my top priority – delivering lower auto insurance rates for all drivers,” said Kahle. “It is our responsibility to bring much-needed reforms to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system.”
The bill remains in the House.