| March 20, 2013

Now is the time to fix work comp

OCPA distinguished fellow Andrew Spiropoulos has long argued (see here, for example) that Oklahoma’s system for handling workers’ compensation claims is so badly broken that it’s time to transform the system to one that is primarily administrative, with a more limited role for the judiciary.

OCPA fiscal policy director Jonathan Small agrees. “Ours is a system where everyone loses: the employers, the taxpayers and, most importantly, the injured workers themselves,” Mr. Small recently pointed out in the Oklahoma Gazette. Incredibly, “our system devotes more resources to litigation and operation of the system than it does to medical benefits.” It’s time to go to an administrative system, Mr. Small says. I encourage you to read his column here.

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