LANSING — Following weeks of negotiations, the House passed sweeping changes to Michigan’s auto insurance system today. Despite efforts by House Democrats, the final bill does not include provisions to eliminate red-lining or guaranteed rate reductions that keep access to quality coverage intact.  In response, House Democratic Floor Leader Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement:

“I am disappointed that after so much negotiation, we were not able to get it right on auto insurance reform. This ‘new’ plan ends our best in the nation healthcare system for victims of auto accidents while providing no real rate relief for the people of Michigan. The plan perpetuates the practice of discriminatory rate-setting and still allows insurance companies to charge you more for no other reason than where you live. We could have done so much better for the people of Michigan.“