Rep. Reilly, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

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State Rep. John Reilly once again voted in support of a plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for Oakland County.

The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims. The plan should soon head to the governor for her expected signature.

Reilly, of Oakland Township, said the bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.

“We worked hard to come up with a plan that cracks down on the waste, fraud and abuse that has plagued Michigan’s auto insurance system for decades while retaining life-saving medical coverage in the event of an accident,” Reilly said. “Michigan drivers will finally get the rate relief they deserve if Gov. Whitmer makes the right decision and signs this plan into law.”

Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.