WCRI 2022 Conference Session – How Has Workers Comp Performed Since 1972 Nixon Report?
One of the more interesting WCRI 2022 Conference sessions should be how have the Workers Comp industry performed since the 1972 report. The article that I wrote on the 1972 Nixon Administration report last month went viral – well, at least for a niche website like this one. The Elvis meets President Nixon photo is one of the strangest yet iconic pics on this website.
I decided to write an article this week on what would have happened if Workers Comp went through federalization by the Nixon Administration and subsequent Presidents. By the way, many bloggers that read my articles and the J&L Weekly Workers Comp Technical Newsletter started using the term Workers Comp federalization in their blog articles after I first used the term during the Obama Administration.
Check out this search for federalization in the J&L website and articles. I count 12 articles total on the subject. I had thought the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) could have been expanded to 24-hour healthcare coverage including industrial accidents, it never happened as I had thought.
This is the WCRI 2022 Conference Session info on the Nixon Report
State of the Workers’ Compensation System
WCRI 2022 Conference Session Info
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the report by the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws.
Join our distinguished panel (Judge David Langham, attorney Alan Pierce, and Bruce Wood) as they discuss where we are today, 50 years later, at our 38th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference happening next week, March 16-17, in Boston, MA.
- To what extent were the recommendations in the report addressed, particularly the ones deemed essential? Has the landscape changed since 1972 to make some of those recommendations impractical or obsolete?
- Speaking in terms of the “grand bargain,” how is today’s system both succeeding (providing for) and failing employees and employers?
- One measure of how well a system is functioning is how well it handles a major disruption. How has the system handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far?
- The two main components of the delivery of benefits to workers in the workers’ compensation system are the provision of wage replacement benefits and the delivery of medical care. If a commission were convened today, what would be deemed an essential recommendation in each of those categories?
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This should be a great WCRI 2022 Conference session. See you there.-Register.