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

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State Rep. Jeff Yaroch today joined his colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state.

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

Yaroch, of Richmond, 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.

“I appreciate that the Legislature and the Governor could negotiate a solution to our out-of-control car insurance rates in Michigan,” Yaroch said. “This is how government should work; Republicans and Democrats can find common ground to deliver results for the people. This bipartisan plan reforms the system to bring real relief to drivers all across the state.”

Michigan’s costs are high because of the mandate for unlimited lifetime health care coverage, fraud, and out of control medical costs. 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.