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Brain Injury Association Submits FOIA Request to Detroit Mayor Duggan


Tom Constand
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Brain Injury Association Submits FOIA Request to Detroit Mayor Duggan

Rationale behind current Detroit “D-Insurance” plan questioned: Long-term consequences could negatively impact all Michigan drivers

Brighton, Mich., June 11, 2015 – The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) today issued a FOIA request to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan for all records, information and data used to support the rationale behind the feasibility study presented to the legislature detailing the savings of Senate Bill 288, the Mayor’s low-cost D-Insurance auto insurance proposal. BIAMI President Mike Dabbs has also issued the following statement in accordance with the FOIA request:

“The Brain Injury Association of Michigan fully supports Mayor Duggan’s desire to lower the exorbitant auto insurance premiums currently charged to Detroit’s licensed drivers. However, the current D-Insurance proposal represents substandard second-class auto coverage, sacrificing both the quality and quantity of medical care for injured accident victims. Should this plan also be made available to other Michigan cities where more than 35% of people who drive motor vehicles are currently uninsured, the cost shift to Michigan’s Medicaid system as a result of the plan’s limited coverage would be an enormous burden placed squarely on the shoulders of Michigan’s taxpayers.”

“We have always been in favor of fair and balanced no-fault reform that will result in lower auto insurance premiums without sacrificing the current standard of medical and rehabilitative care available here in Michigan,” added Dabbs. “In order for us all to accomplish this we must all work together, assessing the same uniformly accepted data and information and seeking the best solution for all licensed Michigan drivers.”

About the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury while reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services and research. Founded in 1981, the Brighton, Mich.-based BIAMI serves Michigan’s brain injury community through comprehensive educational and prevention programs. The BIAMI is the primary conduit between survivors and an extensive network of facilities, programs and professionals in the state of Michigan, which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitative care. The BIAMI also supports  20 statewide chapters and support groups that meet monthly. For more information, visit or call the toll-free helpline at (800) 444-6443.

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