The results of a second phase of a recent survey – commissioned by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) – show that the effects of the auto no-fault insurance reform continue to send life-altering blows to Michigan’s auto crash survivors. BIAMI President and CEO Tom Constand called on candidates who won their primary elections last week to read the study and educate themselves about the suffering being endured by Michigan’s most vulnerable residents.
“In January of this year, we released the results of phase one of this survey—which showed without a doubt that Michigan is in the crux of a humanitarian crisis caused by a 45% cut in reimbursements for catastrophic care that was passed as part of auto insurance reform,” Constand said.
“In the seven months since that report was released, the Legislature refused to take up a simple fix that would save lives and protect jobs,” he continues. “Since then, the number of patient discharges have more than tripled, and an additional 1,000 jobs have been lost. That’s morally reprehensible. This report should be required reading for all of Michigan’s leaders.”