For an excellent look at some of the factors which may block health care reform in the legislature this year, check out this article in The Fresno Bee by Jim Boren:http://www.fresnobee.com/182/v-printerf … 30533.html Health care reform is important to injured workers, and I will continue to highlight important developments in the debate. Julius Youngwww.boxerlaw.com Category:

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San Francisco attorney Alfonso Moresi has been appointed to an open slot on the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.Moresi will fill the slot that recently opened up with the departure of WCAB commissioner Merle Rabine. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the California State Senate. I have known Al Moresi for years. Although I

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A major factor that led to the Draconian comp reforms of 2003 and 2004 was the job flight issue. Proponents of reform argued that workers’ comp was strangling the California economy, causing business to leave for other states or the Far East. But a recent study by a prestigious think-tank, the Public Policy Institute of

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Interesting article in last week’s Los Angeles Times about Kaiser going digital. Many of the large insurers and medical providers are (or will) be trying to go digital. Unless and until the kinks get worked out, serious problems in patient care can develop. To see the article; click the url below:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-k … e-business Julius Youngwww.boxerlaw.com

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On Tuesday, February 20, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding a public forum on a study it has been conducting concerning return to work data and wage replacement. This meeting may provide important clues as to the Schwarzenegger Administration’s position on amendments to the woefully inadequate permanent disability rating schedule. There will be

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