Epidemic: Over 400,000 Traumatic Brain Injuries for Vets Coming from Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 26, 2011 With like numbers of Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, similar casualty rates though we do not know who they are, why are contractors not receiving screening and medical treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries?  The Defense Base Act Insurance Companies deny diagnoses and treatment … Continue reading

Count of Veteran Patients with PTSD from Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Hits Record High

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 2, 2011 An unknown number of these are contractors who are Veterans and are being denied PTSD screening, diagnoses, and treatment by CNA, AIG, ACE, Defense Base Act Insurance Companies.  Some Contractors who are also Veterans qualify for limited help from the Veteran Administration. Veterans … Continue reading

Veterans of the First Gulf War Can’t get Treatment: Army Admits Medical Records were Destroyed

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 14, 2011 Veterans Today St. Petersburg , Florida — Operation Desert Storm, which pushed Iraqi troops  out of Kuwait but kept Saddam Hussein in power, took a huge toll on American  servicemen and women. 159,705 veterans were injured or became ill, and 10,617  veterans have … Continue reading

2010 Veterans Day Poster Available

2010 VETERANS DAY POSTER AVAILABLE Posted by defensebaseactcomp on November 11, 2010 posted by Michael Leon at Veterans Today The 2010 National Veterans Day poster is available for download via the Veterans Day Web  site. The poster was designed by Ron Bergan, of the Greater Los Angeles VA  Healthcare System. … Continue reading

Veterans Agency Made Secret Deal Over Benefits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 14, 2010 Bloomberg The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to inform 6 million soldiers and their families of an agreement enabling Prudential Financial Inc. to withhold lump-sum payments of life insurance benefits for survivors of fallen service members, according to records made public through … Continue reading

PTSD May Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 4, 2010 AIG, CNA, ACE’s denial of diagnoses and Treatment of PTSD may lead to Dementia Medpage Older veterans with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for developing dementia, even if they had not been wounded in battle, researchers found. … Continue reading

WAR HAZARD RECOVERY: The Top Secret Cost of the Iraq and Afghnanistan Wars

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 10, 2010 $8 Trillion for Iraq and Afghanistan Wars does not include Veterans or Contractors Care Contractors currently outnumber troops on both fronts with more on the way. Never does a cost estimate  include the huge DIRTY TOP SECRET WAR HAZARDS RECOVERY Cost’s of the … Continue reading

Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash as Insurers Profit

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 29, 2010 “It’s a betrayal. It saddens me as an American that a company would stoop so low as to make a profit on the death of a soldier. Is there anything lower than that?” Yes Cindy we understand.  AIG, CNA, ACE, Zurich and more … Continue reading

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