Senate OKs auto insurance bills amid debate over cost limits

April 16, 2015 8:38 PM

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A divided state Senate approved revisions Thursday to Michigan's auto insurance law that backers said would curtail costs in the only state to require unlimited medical benefits for those severely injured in crashes and that opponents warned would hurt patients.

The Republican-led chamber voted 21-17 mostly along party lines to move the legislation to the House after five hours of closed-door meetings and debate on the floor. Democrats unsuccessfully sought 17 amendments, including some that would have required auto insurers to cut premiums.

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