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Oklahoma City attorney calls workers' comp plan 'ObamaComp'

Author and attorney Bob Burke says the moniker is because President Barack Obama is the chief of the federal government.
by Nolan Clay Published: April 15, 2013
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AT A GLANCE

Some call bill ‘ObamaComp'

Some critics of allowing businesses to opt-out of the state workers' compensation system say it would result in “ObamaComp.”

A business opting out would have its own plan. An injured worker upset with his company's plan could sue in federal court.

One critic, Oklahoma City attorney and author Bob Burke, said he uses the label “ObamaComp” because President Barack Obama is the head of the federal government. Burke acknowledged he would not use a label like “ReaganComp” if Ronald Reagan was still president.

by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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