LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. John Damoose issued the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday issued an opinion ensuring Michigan residents who received care prior to passage of the 2019 auto no-fault reform will maintain their level of coverage:
“The changes made to the no fault law had plenty of faults, however the direction taken by the court today was a major step to address the most devastating of the unintended consequences left in the wake of the 2019 auto no-fault reform.
“The reform left thousands of catastrophically injured people with drastic cutbacks in care. The state of Michigan made a promise to these individuals, and they simply were not receiving the care they paid for and were entitled to.
“While there is still work to do, today’s decision should help repair the damage these families were left to face. Hopefully, this action by the court encourages legislative action to revisit this issue and put fixing the 2019 law on the agenda for this legislative term.
“The Andary case answered a very important question — one that impacted thousands of people. While we need to continue doing more to protect Michigan drivers, the reforms that were signed into law in 2019 changed the rules in the middle of the game. We have to maintain the promises made to those who rely on the care.”