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Role of Work Comp in 'Medicare for All' System Uncertain

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 1925 | 3 | 81 min read

With increasing attention on Congressional proposals that would create a single-payer health system for Americans, industry observers are beginning to ask what the plans would mean for workers' compensation. The answer, like much in workers' comp, is complicated. Ideas range from making workers' compensation a wage-replacement-only plan to leaving it largely the way it is now — carved out and separate from the rest of the health care system — to some sort of hybrid approach. A “Medicare for All” bill introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayap...

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