CLARKSTON, Mich., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As insurance and access to medical care continue to be important topics of national discussion, John Prosser II and John Prosser III have some significant information to share. In their new book "Accident: Michigan's Insurance Model for America" (ISBN: 9781545622551), the authors examine Michigan's successful model for auto insurance as a unique system set up in 1973 that provides lifetime care for injured patients while maintaining a competitive private insurance market. They compare and contrast issues with receiving and giving treatment under varying insurance models around the country, explaining the nationwide need. Accident survivors, medical professionals, and state policymakers share their perspectives on the value of this unique system.
People around the country continue to lack essential medical care that could dramatically improve their quality of life. They are filing bankruptcy due to their unpaid medical bills; meanwhile their medical providers are struggling to make ends meet with perpetually dwindling reimbursements. Michigan has a successful model for insurance that solves these problems while creating thousands of jobs and saving billions in Medicaid costs, with a $20 billion fund to prove it.
Susan Connors, President of the Brain Injury Association of America, had this to say: "The auto no-fault system has served Michiganders well for more than 40 years. It provides for a level of care that is unattainable in other states… As state governments continue to seek out the best practices across the nation, policymakers would do well to take note of the shining example that is Michigan auto no-fault insurance."
About the Author
John Prosser II currently serves as President of the NeuroTrauma Association, Vice President of Health Partners Inc., and Board Member of Coalition Protecting Auto No-fault. He received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Community Service and Leadership Award in 2013.
SOURCE John Gwynne Prosser II