My amazing brother Joe has been in comedy for decades. Whenever it comes to politicians, he always recommends you vote for the funny ones. When politics eventually get boring, and they always do, Joe points out that you can always laugh at the funny politicians.
A Chicago Democrat presented new Illinois workers' compensation reform legislation incorporating a “resource-based relative value scale,” or RBRVS, as the physician-health care payment system and a cost savings mega-plum for state employers and local governments....Read More
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At the suggestion of one of our readers, I want to provide some thoughts on this federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and typically state-run work comp concepts. Sometimes they work in unison and harmony, sometimes the results are odd.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Sen. Christine Radogno and other Illinois legislators were fighting to change “causation” in workers’ comp with an eye on saving billions for business and local government.
In an astounding development to all Illinois workers' compensation observers, a majority of the members of our very, very, very liberal Appellate Court, Workers’ Comp Division, joins with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and lower court to deny a claim by an&n...Read More
If your financial stuff has ever been hacked, consider a challenging new statistic: By 2024, everyone in the U.S. may have had health care and workers’ comp data compromised if online theft keeps accelerating at the current pace.
I am on vacation in Jamaica and met a wonderful couple from Guelph, Ontario. They gave me the inside scoop on a new socio-legal development in Canada — dying with dignity. In short, if you or a loved one are suffering from a terminal condition, it is OK to follow the safeguards with yo...Read More
With respect to the five members of the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division and the Circuit Court judges who hear workers' comp appeals, I want to confirm my new position that our state would be better served to have our work comp claims adjudicated&nbs...Read More