Calif. Comp Reform Is Panels Work

Everyone seems to agree that the California workers compensationsystem is broken. A bipartisan conference committee in thelegislature has been assigned the daunting task of trying to fixit.

The six-member committee, composed of three legislators from thestate Assembly and three from the state Senate (four Democrats andtwo Republicans), will attempt to fashion a reform package fromabout 20 bills that have been offered as proposed cures for therecent round of painfully high premiums and escalating medicalcosts, as well as a string of insurer insolvencies.

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