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2010-09-14 12:41:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by consumer coalition Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR) finds that Washington State's non-profit state workers' compensation system is "remarkably cost-effective, with higher benefits to workers, far lower expenses and profit" than either private or competitive insurance systems. The study by AIR, a coalition of nearly 100 non-profit public interest groups nationwide, says that I-1082, '[a]llowing private insurers...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'