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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Choice of doctor debate reveals Republican hypocrisy

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Iowa Republicans are mobilizing against House File 530, which would
allow employees to select their own doctor in case of a workplace
injury. The workers' compensation reform has already cleared a
subcommittee (over the objections of its Republican member) and will
be discussed at a public hearing tonight at 7 pm at the capitol. Iowa
GOP chairman Matt Strawn held a press conference on the issue
yesterday in Davenport, and most statehouse Republicans agree with the
business interests working hard to defeat the bill. Opponents claim
the bill would let injured workers go "doctor-shopping," even though
the text states clearly that workers would have to designate a
personal physician before any injury occurs.

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