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Workers’ Comp Needs to Catch Up with Healthcare Changes: Economist Gruber
Insurance Journal

Workers’ compensation must align itself with the rest of the changing healthcare system to avoid increased cost-shifting by workers and medical providers, according to an economist involved in the Massachusetts and Obama administration healthcare reforms.

Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), urged 400 attendees at the annual conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Boston to consider where workers’ compensation is relative to the rest of the nation’s healthcare system.