A huge chunk of the universal health care coverage could be paid with savings from integrating workers' compensation medical benefits into the nonoccupational medical treatment under a round-the-clock system, according to a study by experts at the University of California. The savings, estimated to be worth as much as $560 billion during the first 10 years, "would result from the much greater efficiency with which health insurance delivers care compared to workers compensation insurance," the study found.

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