Bill to Remove Mandatory Auto Insurance in Michigan
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Michigan wants to get rid of the requirement for mandatory auto insurance coverage altogether. The “Macomb Solution” proposal, named because the bills are sponsored primarily by representatives from Macomb County, would allow drivers to get insurance, or not. Drivers could continue to buy unlimited, or limited coverage, or none at all.
Observers say the proposal is an outlier. Since multiple proposals have failed, most recently in November when a less drastic plan pushed by the Republican leadership and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan fell far short of the necessary votes to pass, it is unlikely that the “Macomb Proposal” will fly in this legislative session.