Reports from Lansing: Three overflow rooms have been opened in the House office building to fit the huge crowd there to hear testimony about proposed changes to the no-fault Personal Injury Protection auto insurance.
Tomorrow (TUES.) the Michigan legislature holds the first hearings on bills that would change the state’s no-fault auto insurance. Legislators say auto insurance is too high and they want to allow people to buy less coverage.
Right now, people who buy car insurance in Michigan also have to purchase something called Personal Injury Protection. But, Representative Pete Lund says drivers who don't want the coverage should by law be able to pay for something less.
“I think it’s good to give people the options in life.”
The Michigan legislature is considering bills to end the state’s mandatory no-fault auto insurance. Its supporters say it will give consumers more choices and help reduce cost of auto insurance. Opponents say it’s a misguided effort that will have very little effect on insurance rates and could mean people who suffer injuries won’t get the help they need to fully recover.
Kristin Howard was driving, taking an interstate to work on a summer day in 2006 when her life was changed forever.