Rep. Buescher Speaks Out On Colorado Car Insurance Changes

State Representative Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, attended a law and legislative day luncheon Friday to discuss what he calls problems with the tort law. About three years ago legislators dropped no–fault car insurance in favor of a system –tort– which makes the driver at fault in a car accident.

It also holds a person responsible for paying medical claims of the injured motorist. Buescher says although the change allowed drivers to drop their personal injury protection, car insurance rates did not decrease significantly and the cost of health insurance has gone up.

Buescher says he wants to see Colorado go back to a no–fault system.

Thursday, an interim committee met in Denver and came up with six different proposals that lean toward a no–fault system. The committee hopes legislators will listen to some of their ideas.

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