Although the statewide New York Workers' Compensation Alliance has already released its 2007 Legislative Proposals and has begun meeting with key executive branch and legislative leaders, its worth noting that some of our other colleagues and friends have their own ideas regarding the upcoming reform debate. One such insightful colleague is Rob Grey who has put together the attached White Paper which is sure to stimulate helpful debate about the real reasons why New York is a "high cost/low benefit" state. (Hint: It has little to do with "permanent partial disabilities", and a lot to do with insurance company bid rigging and profiteering!). Thanks to Rob for his contributions to the debate. Its essential reading for all policymakers involved in New York Workers' Comp Reform.