Insurance Providers Block Bill to Expand Workers’ Compensation

Owen Poindexter | September 12, 2011

Sep 12, 2011 - The California Senate voted down a bill (AB 375) last week that would have made it easier for hospital workers to collect workers' compensation for certain ailments, including blood-borne illnesses. Republicans were united in opposition to the measure, and just enough Democrats joined them (or did not vote) for the bill to fail. The measure was opposed by the American Insurance Association, ALPHA Fund, Allied Managed Care, the California Hospital Association, the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation, and others.

Methodology: A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to legislators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010. Campaign contributions data source: