While the first attempt at legislation to reverse The Affordable Care Act failed to pass, it is far from dead. With the Affordable Care Act providing for lifetime claims along with the cost of increased medical technology and medication, workers' compensation insurance companies are seeing an increase in the cost of claims as well as the number of claims. Rate premiums had dropped significantly due to increased competition in 2013 and The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a hike in premium rates to be able to have a sufficient amount to pay the claims that are projected in the future.
Additionally, there has been a number of states challenging the constitutionality of the workers' compensation statutes. If the claims the states make are found unconstitutional by the supreme courts, the rulings could extremely impact current and past claims as the ruling would be retroactive back to when the laws were first enacted.