LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Thursday issued the following statement after Senate Democrats passed legislation to drive up the cost of auto insurance by altering the state’s 2019 no-fault reforms:
“After the passage of the 2019 auto insurance reforms, Michigan drivers finally found relief from some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. People were given the ability to choose the best coverage for themselves and their family without price gouging or costly lawsuits driving up their rates.
“Now, Democrats are taking that historic step forward three steps in reverse. Even Gov. Whitmer’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services director has pointed out that with these bills, drivers can count on seeing significant impacts to their auto insurance premiums, increased catastrophic claims assessments, and less coverage for lower PIP levels.
“Increased rates and less competition in the marketplace are not solutions to the struggles Michiganders are facing under the weight of higher costs of living and historic inflation. Rising insurance rates will harm hardworking people trying to make ends meet and lead to more uninsured drivers on our roads.”