Introduction:Insurance Redlining is a hot topic in Detroit. However, it seems that there is plenty of talk on this issue, but limited action. In discussions, particpants are told that we have higher insurance rates because of this or that. We know that Michigan is the only NoFault State. We know that the Detroit area has some of the highest insurance rates in the state. We know that The Consumer Protection Act has been weakened. We also know the following:The Senate Democratic Caucus announced the formation of its Consumer
Protection Task Force. Chaired by senators Gilda Z. Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods) and Martha G. Scott (D-Highland Park), the task force has held hearings across the state taking testimonies on insurance reform. The two state senators have said;
My name is Dorian Coston and I am a Michigan resident and community activist, who knows that there are thousands of residents- please logon at http://www.CountonCoston.com -fed up with the high cost and discrimination of insurance redlining. This practice has gone from being talked about, among the people for decades, to some government officials passing laws making insurance redlining easier to practice, to a former Attorney General\'s investigation, to the appointment of an Insurance Commissioner and finally, to town hall meetings. Many believe that now is the time we stand up and say to The Michigan Legislature, \"get rid of insurance redlining.\" As easy as, it was to weaken The Consumer Portection Act, our law makers can now strenthen it. In addition, our government officials can act on the suggestions made by the insurance report sponored by State Senators Scott and Jacobs and The Citizen Soldiers Movement started by State Senator Thomas. As it is said -bad things happen when good people do nothing- On behave of the many citizens fed up with insurance redlining, I am asking that all Michigan residents/registered voters stand with us against insurance redlining.
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