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April 20, 2009


LA Times - Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological counseling and other services.

The insurance companies responsible for their treatment under taxpayer-funded policies have routinely denied the most serious medical claims. Those insurers -- primarily American International Group -- recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in profits on this business. . .

Unlike wounded soldiers, who are offered healthcare, rehabilitation and support services by the military, the civilians have to battle a federally supervised insurance system marked by high costs and excessive delays, an investigation by the Los Angeles Times and Pro Publica has found.


Anonymous Mairead said...

"Civilian workers" = "highly paid mercenaries".

Somebody hand me my violin, I feel a sudden need to play "Hearts And Flowers".

April 21, 2009 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Call CareNet said...

seems good. It is very important to stay on top of your health and have a check up at least once a year to ensure that you remain healthy.

April 22, 2009 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why they earn the big bucks. But you might also ask why our government has too few soldiers to do the job without private contractors.

April 22, 2009 6:25 PM  

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