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, state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement: 

“I voted against House Bill 5013 Mayor Duggan –Detroit Plan because it is nothing more than a giveaway to the insurance industry, corporate special interests , and those who abuse the system which jeopardizes our families’ health without any guarantee that anyone will pay less for insurance. Drivers shouldn’t have to choose between getting good coverage and paying less for insurance. I support the bipartisan Fair and Affordable no-fault plan that will actually lower costs like allowing seniors on Medicare to opt out of health benefits, crack down on unscrupulous lawyers, make insurance companies justify their rates, and prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against drivers because of marital status, gender, credit score, or any other personal information not related to a person’s driving record. With these reforms, we will lower costs without jeopardizing the care drivers and family members receive if they are in a serious accident.”