The report, "The Impact of U.S. Health Care Reform on Workers'Compensation and Other Casualty Lines," noted that the reforms arenot specifically directed at the workers' compensation system andthat some provisions are not applicable to workers'compensation.

But, the report added, the legislation "may have an indirecteffect on workers' compensation medical costs and on the coststructures underlying the medical portion of tort liabilitysettlements and judgments."

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