Special interest groups are mounting opposition to the formation of a national study commission on workers' compensation. The PIA (The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents).
“This is a typical Washington D.C. approach: appoint a commission, give it a big budget and create a big new bureaucracy,” said PIA National Government Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Lee. “The fact is, none of this is necessary. Workers’ compensation programs are regulated by the states, not the federal government. The federal government should not seek to interfere in a state-based and state-regulated system. This is a waste of time and taxpayers dollars.”