Whitmer talks auto insurance at GR hospital


SUE:..AUTO NO-FAULT 3 INSURANCE REFORM WAS ON GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER’S MIND… WHEN SHE CAME TO GRAND RAPIDS TODAY.BRIAN:..24 HOUR NEWS EIGHT POLITICAL REPORTER RICK ALBIN TALKED WITH HER ABOUT THE ONGOING CONVERSATION THAT HAS HER PROMISING TO VETO THE TWO PLANS ALREADY PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE, RICK? 3 RICK:..THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE TWO PLANS PASSED IN LANSING ARE THOUGHTLESS AND MORE ATTENTION NEEDS TO BE PAID TO THE LONG TERM IMPACTS OF THE LEGISLATION. SHE ALSO TOLD ME THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO RUSH SUCH SWEEPING CHANGES. SHE AND SENATE MAJORITY MIKE SHIRKEY MET ON MONDAY AND SHE SAYS THAT’S WHERE THE REAL CONVERSATION BEGINS ON COMING UP WITH A WORKABLE DEAL. 3 SHE SAID LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PEOPLE INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT THAT NEED SERVICES LIKE THE ONES PROVIDED AT THE TRAUMA CENTER SHE TOURED HAVE TO BE INCLUDED IN ANY ááFIXáá THE STATE COMES UP WITH. 3 ((WE’VE GOT TO SIT DOWN AN D MAKE SURE THE LONG TERM IMPLICATIONS OF THE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE PROTECT TRAUMA CENTERS LIKE THIS. MAKE SURE THAT OUR KIDS WHO ARE IN CAR ACCIDENTS HAVE THE KIND OF CARE THAT THE NEED AND ARE ABLE TO SHOW UP WHEN THEY HAVE AN ACCIDENT. THAT’S WHAT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE GET IT RIGHT. IT’S A LOT MORE IMPORTANT THAT WE GET RIGHT OPPOSED TO MOVING THIS WEEK.)) 3 RICK:..WHITMER WAS AT HELEN DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOR THIS AFTERNOON’S REMARKS. THOSE IS THE BUSINESS SAY REDUCTIONS IN COVERAGE BELOW THE LIFETIME UNLIMITED CATASTROPHIC CARE CURRENTLY MANDATED IN INSURANCE COVERAGE COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON A NUMBER OF LOCAL HEALTH FACILITIES. SOME LAWMAKERS POINT OUT THAT 49 OTHER STATES GET BY WITH FAR LESS GENEROUS COVERAGE PLANS.

Leave a Reply