Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that supporters say creates clear standards to ensure Medicare doesn’t inappropriately absorb the cost of injuries covered by workers’ compensation settlements.

Introduction of the bill–the “‘Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Act of 2007″–is aimed at streamlining the current review process that critics say is an ungainly system that acts to the detriment of workers.

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