Workers' comp costs continue to hurt Oklahoma business

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 16, 2012
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Tinkering at the edges of the system has had negligible impact; a restructuring of the entire system may be necessary. That's why policymakers are reportedly considering a plan to transform workers' comp into an administrative system next year, which would largely take the issue out of the courtroom and avoid the constitutional problems of past reforms.

The Oregon report makes clear the status quo isn't acceptable. If Oklahoma lawmakers truly want to help workers, they must enact workers' compensation reforms that make it easier for employers to create jobs.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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