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Proposed Shift in Car Coverage

Insurance Commissioner Nonnie Burnes hears from the public today about her plans to reform the way that auto insurance rates are set in Massachusetts.

Currently, they're set by state regulators. Burnes is proposing to change that, so that companies, starting next April, would set their own premiums.

Critics, such as Boston Mayor Tom Menino and some state Senators say what Burnes calls "managed competition" would hurt good drivers from poor neighborhoods.

Here's WBUR's Fred Thys with more on the story.

This program aired on September 20, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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