The state of workers’ compensation
In 1973, the Nixon administration set up a commission to study workers’ compensation across the United States because President Nixon recognized that work injuries and the system that was meant to protect the worker is a safety net. But he found in ’73 the safety net was broken. That commission set up 19 minimum standards that every state system should, in fact, have in place. Today, those safeguards are down to one or two in each state, and some of them have none of the safeguards left. No, it’s worse today than it was in 1973, and it’s outrageous, and something needs to be done.