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23 09, 2018

Big Brother Is Watching; How About Big Insurers or Big Pharma?

By |September 23rd, 2018|Archive|0 Comments

The emergence of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in every state over the last 20 years has provided physicians, [...]

15 02, 2018

Who Should Decide?

By |February 15th, 2018|Archive|0 Comments

INTRODUCTION   The current wave of legislative activity in the workers’ compensation world is the introduction of legislation creating formularies. [...]

14 09, 2017

A PRIMER ON FORMULARIES ‒ THOSE HERE AND THOSE COMING (September 2017)

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A PRIMER ON FORMULARIES ‒ THOSE HERE AND THOSE COMING WHAT’S NEXT? The next wave of legislative activity in the [...]

25 05, 2017

Workers’ Compensation – “And The Money Keeps Rolling In” − To Insurers

By |May 25th, 2017|Archive|0 Comments

2017 NCCI Report Last year, PRI highlighted reports of the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) as to the profit [...]

23 03, 2017

Opioid/Heroin/Fentanyl (Updated Fall 2017).

By |March 23rd, 2017|Archive|0 Comments

Over the last few years there has been steadily increasing concern over the abuse of legal opioids such as Oxycodone [...]

17 11, 2016

The New Drug Strength Loophole (updated November 17, 2016)

By |November 17th, 2016|Archive|0 Comments

In April of 2016, the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) published a study entitled Physician Dispensing of Higher-Priced Drug Strengths [...]

27 10, 2016

Oregon Report 2016 / One Thing It Tells Us (October 27, 2016)

By |October 27th, 2016|Archive|0 Comments

On a biennial basis, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services produces a workers' compensation premium rate summary of [...]

Dysfunction in the Land of Lincoln
11 articles

15 01, 2018

“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Award” for Fake News / Alternative Facts (January 2018)

By |January 15th, 2018|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln|0 Comments

The current President has popularized the term “fake news.”  He has been accused by his opponents for relying on “alternative [...]

18 07, 2017

Heavyweight Fight Between Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan: And The Winner is Standard and Poor’s (July 18, 2017)

By |July 18th, 2017|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln|0 Comments

As the 2017 Illinois legislature sputters to a close, the Democrats, with some Republican help, passed a state budget heavy [...]

12 06, 2017

WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN’T GET WORSE……..…THINK AGAIN!!! (June 12, 2017)

By |June 12th, 2017|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln|0 Comments

On June 1st, Standards and Poor downgraded Illinois debt with the Wall Street Journal headline reading "S&P Downgrade Brings Illinois [...]

30 01, 2017

The Grand Bargain (January 30, 2017)

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In the latest iteration of a "grand bargain," Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno have cobbled [...]

7 12, 2016

This is Déjà Vu All Over Again (December 7, 2016)

By |December 7th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Recent Developments|0 Comments

The phrase "Déjà Vu all over again" is attributed to Hall of Fame baseball catcher Yogi Berra who is well [...]

27 10, 2016

Should Illinois Become Indiana? (October 25, 2016)

By |October 27th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln|0 Comments

One of the most notable musical productions from the 1950’s was "The Music Man" in which Robert Preston sold musical [...]

1 09, 2016

Lying Is OK If You Don’t Get Caught, Right? (September 1, 2016)

By |September 1st, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Recent Developments|0 Comments

In the legislative debates which occurred over the last number of years in the various state capitals, one prominent voice [...]

14 08, 2016

Big Indian Off the Reservation in the Dog Days of Summer (August 15, 2016)

By |August 14th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Recent Developments|0 Comments

We are in the "Dog Days of Summer" which is a reference from Roman times when it was believed that [...]

4 08, 2016

Governor Rauner’s Support Unraveling (August 1, 2016)

By |August 4th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Recent Developments|0 Comments

Republican Governor Rauner's insistence that non-budget items be part of a budget deal with the Democrat controlled legislature was a [...]

27 06, 2016

Press Conference or Progress (June 1, 2016)

By |June 27th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Recent Developments|0 Comments

Illinois now has the dubious distinction of having failed to pass the state budget, in a timely manner, for the [...]

6 06, 2016

Illinois Workers’ Compensation “Reform” (May 2016)

By |June 6th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Emerging Issues, Recent Developments|0 Comments

While the motivation for Bob Walberg’s April 29 article — to make Illinois more attractive to businesses — is commendable, [...]