Combat wounded contractors getting ignored
Published: April 17, 2009
In case you missed it, Propublica and the LA Times released an investigative report today chronicling the problems U.S. contractors have been facing in getting their health insurance claims covered for combat zone injuries.
From the report:
"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 (AIG) -- recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in profits on this business."
We've heard plenty from our readers about the role of contractors in war zones (here and here and here and here and here, just at first glance) but I think even the most vocal anti-contractor segments will be upset by stories of insurance companies cheating amputees out of their prosthetic limbs.