Not UR’d. The Governor, that is. The Governor found time to go have a quick knee arthroscopy while the legislature was in full food fight mode over the budget over the budget.Since the torn ligament was non-industrial, there was no need to wade through ACOEM review under UR. Turns out the Governor has had quite

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The WCIRB has just announced that it plans to recommend to Insurance Commissioner Poizner a 16% increase in workers’ comp rates effective 1/1/09. The actual “filing”(a recommendation with the Department of Insurance) will be coming in the next few days. The Insurance Commissioner can accept or reject the WCIRBrecommendation. The WCIRB recommendation applies to “purepremium

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Think back a few years. Many in the press and public believed that California workers’ comp was rife with worker fraud. The vision was fed by the occasional arrest shown on the 10 o’clock news. Or the story that doctor and attorney mills were feeding on each other, treating workers up the yin yang, ordering

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Strange brew-what’s inside of you may kill ya. Strange brew. Strange brew. I’m sitting here pondering the fate of AB 515, a bill currently under consideration in the California legislature that would regulate worker chemical exposures. I can hear the guitar riffs now. Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew- Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker.

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My car keys are on a digital clock that counts down the days, hours and minutes til the end of the Bush Presidency. This hapless POTUS failed to press a war that needed to be won decisively against the Taliban and Qaeda (Afghanistan) and put us in a war that didn’t need to be fought

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