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Obamacare could shift many hundreds of millions in claims to workers’ comp insurers, especially in California
San Francisco Business Times

“Hundreds of millions of dollars” in insurance claims nationally, and possibly far more, could shift from health insurers to workers’ comp carriers due to Obamacare, according to a new study.

In California alone, a 3 percent shift of cases involving so-called “soft tissue conditions,” such as non-specific back pain, from group health insurers to workers’ compensation carriers could result in a $250 million increase in Golden State workers’ comp costs, the report said.