House approves long-overdue bipartisan no-fault solution
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state.
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 to help lower costs. The plan should soon be headed to the governor for her expected signature.
The bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.
“Michigan drivers want and deserve insurance they can afford and depend on,” said Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township. “It’s an honor to cast this vote on behalf of the people of our district to ensure reduced car insurance rates for each and every driver in our state.”
Michigan’s insurance costs are high because we are the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan provides more affordable options for all drivers across our state.
Senate Bill 1 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.
Rep. Hornberger talks about her House Bill 4001, that requires state legislators to abstain from voting on bills that could personally benefit them or their families. The bill is part of a larger plan to strengthen and improve Michigan’s legislative ethics.