Better than Trump debating Hillary on terrorism: Berkowitz w/workers' comp. plaintiff's trial lawyer Matt Belcher, Cable/Web

Matt Belcher: What [Republican House Leader Durkin] wants to do is to say that anybody who is middle aged or has any sort of pre-existing degenerative condition no longer gets workers' compensation.

Jeff Berkowitz: Can that really be true?

What's next on Public Affairs? Berkowitz mediating a discussion and resolution of the workers comp. reform issue between Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan? 

Wouldn't it be great if the Governor and the Speaker could negotiate NOW a Fiscal 2017  balanced budget, with new revenue, spending reductions and substantive reforms?

Should aggravation of a pre-existing condition be compensable under the the workers' Compensation laws?

Does Adam Smith's invisible hand [competition] work to provide the optimal kind, quantity and price for services in the insurance and legal industries?

To learn the answers to these and other important public policy questions relating to Worker's Comp. reform and whether Gov. Rauner's or Speaker Madigan's world view is more representative of the statewide population in IL,  watch plaintiff's trial lawyer Matt Belcher (of Aleksy Belcher) debate and discuss the issues with show host Jeff Berkowitz.

The "Public Affairs," show, featuring Matt Belcher, airs tonight at 8:30 pm and midnight throughout the City of Chicago on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV].

You can also watch this 2nd of two Public Affairs shows featuring Matt Belcher 24/7 by clicking here.

You can watch the 1st of two Public Affairs shows featuring Matt Belcher 24/7 by clicking here.

Tonight's show was taped four months ago but despite impressions to the contrary, (1) IL State Government is running about a 6 to 8 billion dollar Fiscal Year 2017 budget deficit, (2) IL State Government  has lower than FY 2015 budgeted revenue and (3) no substantive budget or civic reforms, including workers comp. reform, have ever been agreed to by the Governor and the Speaker.

In short, same old, same old, so the good news for Public Affairs, is that tonight's show is just as relevant tonight as it was when taped four months ago.

Additional issues discussed in tonight's show include:

Is there too much profit in the workers comp. equation?

Would a Public Option for the private workers' comp. options solve that problem?

Is Illinois losing employers and jobs to surrounding states due to it's excessively high worker's comp. costs? inappropriately high insurance rates?

Are businesses "Clawing back," to renege on their century old agreement to give employees automatic benefits in exchange for giving up their constitutional right to a jury trial?

Does the "Causation standard," for workers' comp. cases need to be changed to be fair to employers and keep them in Illinois?

Who really decides whether Speaker Madigan will be Speaker of the IL House?  71 Democrats? Even a smaller number of pols?

Should aggravation of a pre-existing condition be compensable under the the workers' Compensation laws?

The show featuring Belcher also airs

--Tonight and Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm on ECTV-6 in Evanston.

--Tonight,   Wednesday and Saturday nights at 6 pm on ACTV-10 in Aurora.

--This Thursday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 17 in Rockford.

--Tonight and Wednesday night at 8:30 pm  on Cable Ch. 19 in Highland Park, Highwood, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Bannockburn, Ft. Sheridan and Deerfield. 
-- and tomorrow night at 8:30 pm in 24 N and NW Chicago Metro Suburbs  on:

--Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on

--Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in
 Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling. 

Next week the  Public Affairs show, airing in all of the above time slots and locations, features IL Republican Party elder statesman Ron Gidwitz debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz how to fix Chicago's murder/gun violence problem, Illinois' budget impasse, the jobs' outlook in the state, Chicago education, mentoring opportunities for kids in the state with insuffient parental guidance and much, much more. 


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