03Nov Reps. Bellino, Sheppard will continue fight to lower auto insurance rates Categories: Sheppard News State Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard said they would continue the fight to bring lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers.Bellino and Sheppard both voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered personal injury coverage options, fought fraud and abuse and addressed medical costs.The bill fell short in a vote late Thursday.“Instead of empowering the powerless, the exact opposite happened,” said Sheppard, of Temperance. “People will continue to suffer under the current no-fault insurance system. This fight is not over. I will continue to fight for lower auto insurance rates.”Michigan’s costs are so high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The House plan allowed those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.“Lansing proved today that special interests still controls daily-business,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “I am disappointed in how the vote ended up going. Not one special interest liked this bill. It’s because the bill was for the people – not them.”The bill remains in the House.