Fixing No Fault Will Save Lives

It is time to fix No-Fault for catastrophically auto crash survivors injured in the past, present and today.  Together we can help spread the stories of those affected by Auto No-Fault and urge legislators to help these families get the care they need. Read the below information about fixing no fault and the difficult challenges the 2019 law is having on Michigan families. 

MHHA’s President & CEO Barry Cargill’s Detroit Letter to the Editor

A legislative priority needs to be on resolving auto no fault provider reimbursement for catastrophic auto crash survivors. There is bipartisan support to correct reimbursement for home and attendant care services that will save lives and jobs.

The Michigan Supreme Court will substantially support the Michigan Court of Appeal’s decision on the Andary case. The outcome will be so important to the catastrophically injured auto crash survivors injured before the 2019 reforms to finally right the terrible wrong imposed on crash victims by our former legislature.

The focus of the Andary case is narrow because it only resolves care for crash survivors injured before the 2019 auto no fault reforms. The same unfairness exists for survivors injured after June 11, 2019, and for whom legislative action is needed now. 5 year old Annabelle is one of those crash survivors that continue to struggle for care.

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

(and why a legislative fix is needed)

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.

Learn more about how Auto No-Fault is affecting your friends, family, and neighbors

Join us on the WE CAN’T WAIT For Care Facebook Group!  WE CAN’T WAIT is 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.

You Can Make A Difference

Personal Stories

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

This fix is so important that county commissions have come out all over Michigan in support.

*Kent County Commissioners acting in their individual capacities signed a letter of support urging the Michigan Legislature to amend the Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform Act.

Upcoming Agenda Presentations for Possible Adoption/Passage

  • Ionia (Pending)
  • Lake (Pending)
  • St. Joseph (Pending)

Public Comment/Continued Urgency and Advocacy

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

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