My last post looked at some of the ways the current House proposal for Obamacare repeal/replace (dubbed Ryancare) might affect workers’ comp. A day in politics can be an eternity. But the vote in the House tomorrow looks to be very close . As of this morning, Politico has an article indicating that current vote

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Paul Ryan’s plan to gut and amend Obamacare is now on the table. What are the implications for California workers’ comp? The American Health Care Act, aka AHCA or Ryancare, faces political hurdles in the next few weeks. Today it did survive a vote in the House Budget Committee, but it faces uncertain support in

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Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW has now broadcast a segment focusing on the California workers’ comp system. The piece, done as part of KCRW’s KCRW Investigates, was produced by Karen Foshay and is titled ” A Denial of Care”. Readers can use the following link to access the audio and/or text summary of the

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SB 1160 (Mendoza), enacted in 2016, makes a number of changes to California utilization review. One of the more unheralded provisions can be found in what has become Labor Code 4610 (o), which becomes operative January 1, 2018. Here is what L.C. 4610 (o) provides: “The administrative director shall develop a system for the mandatory

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Sam Gold passed away recently, losing a battle with lymphoma. His name will not be familiar to many of the blog’s readers, but his passing merits mention and a tribute. Sam was a sheet-metal union member who eventually sustained career ending work injury. For years he was represented by Frank Russo, now one of my

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