Federal Workman’s Compensation Program
The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), is a United States federal law, enacted on September 7, 1916 established to provide compensation to federal civil service employees for wages lost due to job-related injuries. This act became the precedent for “disability insurance” across the country and the precursor to broad-coverage health insurance.
“This system has grown to be a giant non caring bureaucracy and its customers (federal employees) are just a distant number and no longer sick and injured people. A huge over hall is required to make this insurance program work for the employees. A private insurance company would never survive if they operated like the FECA”