Governor Wants No-Fault Overhaul Before End Of 2013

Oct 23, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder wants the Legislature to focus on overhauling Michigan’s auto no-fault law as it approaches the final weeks of the 2013 session.

We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.

A no-fault overhaul has been an elusive goal for literally decades. The effort deadlocked in this session of the Legislature over the issue of capping Michigan’s currently unlimited lifetime medical benefits for accident victims. Governor Snyder says there may be other ways to save enough money to bring down rates.

“It’s not about someone winning or losing,” he says.  “I’m asking people to come together and let’s get an agreement on how we can all benefit.”

The governor says he’s trying to bring together attorneys, hospitals, doctors and insurance companies in hopes of finding a consensus.

Making auto coverage more affordable is part of the governor’s strategy for making Michigan’s cities more attractive.