Gov’t Watchdog Criticizes Pentagon Center for PTSD, Brain Injuries

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 11, 2011 By T Christian Miller and Joaquim Sapien at ProPublica  July 11, 2011 If you want more explanation about the military’s troubles in treating troops with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, read no further than two recent but largely unnoticed reports from the … Continue reading

How the Defense Base Act became defanged: The Seventh Circle of Bureaucratic Hell

Congress passed the Defense Base Act to protect workers and their families. The rulemakers wrote the rules to protect the insurance companies and the contract companies. “Laws that we thought we had essentially don’t exist. They may be on the books, but they don’t change your life or mine.” From … Continue reading

CNA Faces Criminal Probe over Iraqi’s unpaid death benefits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 23, 2011 U.S. insurer faces criminal probe over Iraqis’ unpaid death benefits By T Christian Miller at ProPublica   May 23, 2011  and The LA Times An administrative law judge has referred a U.S. insurance company for criminal investigation after the firm failed to pay … Continue reading

ProPublica Honored with Two George Polk Awards

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 22, 2011 by Minhee Cho at ProPublica ProPublica is pleased to announce that it has won two George Polk Awards this  year, in collaboration with our partners NPR and Frontline, for the series  “Brain Wars” and “Law & Disorder.” A collaborative project by ProPublica’s T. … Continue reading

Iraq War Contractor Fined for Late Reports of 30 Casualties

Injured workers, however, say that problems remain. Marcie Hascall Clark has battled for years to receive medical treatment and lost wage payments for her husband, who was injured in Iraq. She says she hasn’t seen any improvement in a process she contends still moves too slowly. “The [Labor Department] is … Continue reading

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Decision to Deny Coverage for Brain Injured Troops

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 24, 2011 By T Christian Miller  ProPublica and Daniel Zwerdling NPR WASHINGTON, D.C.–A key congressional oversight committee announced [1] today that it was opening an investigation into the  basis of a decision by the Pentagon’s health plan to deny a type of medical  treatment to … Continue reading

ProPublica Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led to BP Accidents Past and Present

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 26, 2010 This is OT but there are so many similarities regarding Cover Ups and Safety and Compensation issues here not too mention that ProPublica deserves another nod A ProPublica and PBS FRONTLINE investigation. “The Spill [1],” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary drawn from this reporting, … Continue reading

Dollars for Docs-What Drug Companies are Paying Your Doctor

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 19, 2010 Docs on Pharma Payroll Have Blemished Records, Limited Credentials Hundreds of doctors paid by pharmaceutical companies to promote their drugs have been accused of professional misconduct, were disciplined by state boards or lacked credentials as researchers or specialists, ProPublica has found. We compiled … Continue reading

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