Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How insurance companies benefit by denying care to injured workers by Robert L. Weinmann, MD

On 26 February 2009 The Hon. Paul Fong introduced legislation (AB 933) that will require physicians who do utilization review for injured workers in California to be licensed in California. Similar legislation passed the legislature last year and was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger.

For more information check out the following:

"Schwarzenegger's gift to insurance companies could harm patients," Healthcare Journal of Northern California, Jan/Feb 2009, http://www.hcjnc.com/, click on "Breaking News,"

"How to practice medicine without a license," San Francisco Chronicle, 8/29/08 (google title as per above),

"Insurance industry Sabotages Injured Workers in California," California Progress Report, 10/05/08, www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/10/insurance_indus.html

"UAPD Legislative Advocacy, AB 2969 Workers' Compensation Medical Treatment Reviews," http://www.uapd.com/, use menu to go to Legislative Advocacy and scroll down for 2008 or call UAPD at 800-622-0909 & ask for The UAPD Report/UAPD Newsletter, October, 2008.

"Assemblyman Paul Fong to author CSIMS Utilization Review Legislation," Winter 2009, The Bulletin (official publication of the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery), www.csims.net

"Review Adds Insult to Injury," TRADE WINDS, The Newsletter of the International Machinists and Aerospace Workers, v. 56, # 1, Winter 2008, www.local1781.org



  1. I'm sure we'll see many important issues healthcare issues discussed on your blog. Good to see you here!

  2. Dear Ex-hollywood liberal: thanks ... I was wondering if you're still following and what you think of the latest (8/31/09). -- RW