LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has voted to spend $10 million to help offset financial losses for rehabilitation facilities and attendant care providers bracing for rate cuts under the state’s auto insurance law.
The legislation was approved 95-13 late Thursday and sent to the Senate a week before the 45% reduction in insurance payments for post-acute services for people injured in vehicle crashes.
Lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer slashed the reimbursements as part of a law to lower drivers’ premiums.
The aid would be available on a first-come, first-served basis to providers that document a “systemic deficit” due to the limits on charges.