LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement: 

“Every member of the House agrees that Michiganders need lower auto insurance rates. House Bill 5013 was not the solution. What it was is a bad deal for Michigan drivers and accident victims. In fact, the only group that benefited from the bill was the auto insurance industry which would have seen benefits capped for accident victims and no permanent requirement to lower costs. Now that this bad bill has failed, it is time for the Legislature to consider a real solution with strong bipartisan support that would provide rate relief for all drivers without gutting benefits. I am calling on the Speaker and Insurance Committee Chairwoman to give the Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package a fair hearing. It is past time to sit down and get to work on the bipartisan plan that will protect car accident victims and reduce rates for everyone.”