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Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate outside the Supreme Court in 2012, after a divided court upheld the law as constitutional by a 5-to-4 vote. The latest battle, which the Supreme Court hears Wednesday, is over whether people who buy insurance through federally run exchanges are eligible for subsidies. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

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Adjustor The Octopus Project
Music Is Happiness The Octopus Project
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Wilfredis Ayala, an unauthorized immigrant from El Salvador, lives on Long Island, N.Y., with his U.S.-born son, Justin, and Justin's mother, Wendy Urbina. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

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Song for Jesse Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Moving On Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

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Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

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Iceberg Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
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Extra Jimmies The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

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(She Smells Like) Spring Vivid Low Sky
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