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Support network for those catastrophically injured in car crashes starts summer protest series


A handful of summer protests against the impact of Michigan's 2019 auto insurance charges kicked off today in Lansing.

The law capped what care providers could charge for reimbursement at a little over half their previous rate, and limited the number of billable hours for at-home treatment.

Crash survivor advocate Peggy Campbell says over a thousand people have lost their care as a result.

Meanwhile, she says the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services has only slowed attempts for survivors to get help.

"The forms that you fill out are so complicated and so convoluted, many people, especially those who are injured with either spinal cord or brain injuries, just cannot fill those out."

The department says it's working to make sure auto insurers help survivors get the care they need.