Nevada auto insurance quotes are too expensive for many residents in the state, and Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson saw the need for the poor to get some help. According to the article “Opposition Emerges to Bill Offering Low-Cost Auto Insurance to Poor” by Cy Ryan on The Las Vegas Sun website, Atkinson developed a bill to begin a low-cost auto insurance program for those living below poverty level in Clark County.
Although his intentions are good, Atkinson is meeting with some opposition to the bill from the Republicans. Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas isn’t for the bill stating that a similar plan has been tried in California and is not working. Other Senators such as Sen. Mike Schneider, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy appreciates what the bill is trying to accomplish and sees the need to help the working poor afford auto insurance quotes.
The bill proposed by Atkinson would offer auto insurance at lower costs for those 250% below poverty level. The State Insurance Division said approximately only 1000 drivers would sign up for such a program. Joe Guild from Farmers Insurance said the bill would probably only save a driver $50 on a policy which may not make an impact. With the uninsured motorist population at 19% according to the SAGE Commission, something needs to be done. Rates have continued to increase making it harder and harder for the poor to afford to have proper coverage.