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Lawmakers explore option to eliminate no-fault auto insurance

Feb 12, 2018

Some lawmakers are suggesting Michigan get rid of no-fault auto insurance.
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Michigan's no-fault auto insurance law is seen as the "gold standard" in this country in terms of medical care for drivers badly hurt in a car accident.

Michigan also has the highest insurance costs in the nation, and although various fixes have been floated through the years, nothing gets traction in the state legislature.

Now lawmakers are exploring a new idea: eliminate no-fault auto insurance.

Michigan's no-fault system means injured drivers get their medical bills paid no matter who causes the accident. Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business joined Stateside today to explain who’s proposing Michigan get rid of that, and why.

He also explained what happened when Colorado switched from no-fault to a tort system in 2002, and what kind of chance this legislation has of passing in Michigan.

Listen above, or read Livengood's recent article on the topic here.

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