Fixing No Fault Will Save Lives

With the holidays approaching, there is time to fix No-Fault.  Together we can help spread the stories of those affected by Auto No-Fault and urge legislators to help these families enjoy their holiday season, too.  Read below regarding just a few stories as well as the efforts underway across the State to spread the word about the need for a fix.

No-fault auto insurance reforms are hurting crash victims

Summary of the Reform Needed to Michigan’s Auto No Fault Law.   

Auto No-Fault reimbursement fee schedule became effective on July 2, 2021.  The reform legislation slashed family attendant care and other ancillary services to no more than 56 hours per week, forcing families to rely even more heavily on home care agencies to provide needed care.  Unfortunately, Agency reimbursement was cut 45%, causing reimbursement to be below the cost needed to sustain an employee to provide care.  Agencies have discharged auto injured patients and closed their agency. Some agencies have continued care but with no assurance of the legislative fix necessary to restore appropriate care.

The Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association is committed to a reasonable solution to fix the home care (attendant care) reimbursement imposed by Michigan’s 2019 Auto No Fault Reforms which became effective on July 2, 2021.  Legislative leaders are holding up the reforms supported by the strong bipartisan majority of state legislators.  Auto injured survivors are dying, becoming displaced from their homes and jobs, because our state legislators passed a law that includes an unsustainable reimbursement fee schedule for home care. While the bipartisan majority of legislators support a reasonable fix, Legislative leadership (Senate Majority Leader Shirkey and Speaker Jason Wentworth) refuse to allow the issue to be voted on.

Below are resources to help understand the devastation these auto injured survivors are facing.

WE CAN’T WAIT FOR CARE (Facebook Group)

a page for patients and families of auto injured patients.  WE CAN’T WAIT  is an important collaborator with MHHA on reasonable reforms for Michigan’s Auto No Fault Law.  We encourage you to visit and join this supporting organizations Facebook page.

Listen to the interview Darren McCarty’s interview on WJR’s Paul W Smith Show about the Rally for Vladdy here:

Michigan Auto No Fault Education and Resources

County Commissions support Auto No Fault reimbursement solutions. Reach each resolution below:

Upcoming Agenda Presentations for Possible Adoption/Passage

Barry (Pending)
Cass (Pending)
Ionia (Pending)
Lake (Pending)
Livingston (Pending)
St. Joseph (Pending)

Public Comment/Continued Urgency and Advocacy

Alpena (Pending)
Antrim (Pending)
Clinton (Pending)
Macomb (Pending)
Monroe (Pending)
Newaygo (Pending)
Otsego (Pending)
Ottawa (Pending)
St. Clair (Pending)

Personal Stories

Annabelle’s Story

For Questions and Media Inquiries

Barry S. Cargill, President & CEO
Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Okemos, Michigan 48864
517 349-8089 x2