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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:08 PM

They survived car crashes only to lose life-saving care

A coalition of faith groups held a memorial service in Lansing Tuesday for car crash survivors who died after losing care that was keeping them alive.

Members of the Michigan Interfaith Coalition said the deaths are a consequence of changes to Michigan's auto no-fault insurance law.

The Reverend Timothy Flynn of St. Michael's Episcopal Church began the ceremony, held at the Central United Methodist Church — just a block away from the state capitol building.

“We pray for all of us gathered here, especially for the families and the loved ones of those that have departed this life," he said, as mourners held flickering (flameless) candles. "We pray that our legislators and our governor be blessed with courage and a thirst for justice.”

Across the state, more than 1,500 people who suffered catastrophic injuries in car crashes have lost their care, according to an independent study conducted by the Michigan Public Health Institute.

Changes to Michigan's auto no-fault insurance law have slashed insurance company payments to long-term care providers by nearly half. People rely on those providers to stay alive after their crashes, but the cuts are so deep that some are going out of business.

https://www.michiganradio.org/health/2022-03-02/car-crash-survivors-who-died-after-losing-care-are-memorialized-in-service-at-lansing-church

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Jilly_in_VA Mar 2022 OP
tiredtoo Mar 2022 #1
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:12 PM

1. Pray tell

What do people in states that have never had this in their auto insurance do?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:20 PM

2. Unconscionable

The legislators who changed this law ought to be put to work caring for accident victims. They should change bedpans.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:27 PM

3. Okay

But what about the responsibilities of the voters?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2022, 01:41 PM

4. People get the health care that they can afford

and the Government that they deserve.

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