Pond Lehocky Managing Partner Sam Pond to discuss destructive House Bill 1800 on Today in PhillyLabor

February 22, 2016

Sam on Today in Philly Labor

Tune into Today in PhillyLabor on Wednesday, February 24, at 1 p.m. to hear Managing Partner Sam Pond discuss impending legislation that could jeopardize injured workers’ right to quality medical treatment.  

 

Proposed House Bill 1800 would impose "evidence-based medical treatment guidelines" for injuries, meaning that doctors would have to follow a specific course of treatment rather than rely on their own judgement as to what is best for injured workers.

 

This bill would further strip workers' of their right to control their medical care. It favors insurance companies and is concerned only with cost-containment, not individuals hurt on the job and struggling to recover.

 

Help us stop House Bill 1800

House Bill 1800 could jeopardize injured workers’ right to receive quality healthcare from their own doctor. The bill would like to impose "evidence-based medical treatment guidelines" for injuries, meaning that doctors would have to follow a specific course of treatment rather than rely on their own judgement as to what is best for injured workers.

 

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Today in PhillyLabor is a weekly talk radio show that airs every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. throughout Philadelphia and the vicinity on WWDB 860AM. You can also listen to the live stream here. Hosted by Pat Eiding, president of Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, Joe Dougherty Jr., of PhillyLabor.com, and Joe Krause of Jakib Media, the show tackles labor related issues that affect working people every day, including workers’ rights, legislative issues and more.

 

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