The Defense Department's inspector general is preparing a possible audit to examine allegations that inadequate oversight by federal officials allowed AIG and other major carriers to deny medical benefits due civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has failed to bill American Insurance Group and other major insurance carriers for millions of dollars in medical care provided to private contractors injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new federal report  (PDF).“I was absolutely disgusted to read about the atrocities that individuals are being forced to endure as they attempt to get treatment for the injuries they received while serving our country.” A secret recording reveals the Army may be pushing its medical staff not to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.The Army and Senate have ignored the implications."he also received pressure not to properly diagnose was on a patrol early Saturday morning.Louis Cardinals won the award by unanimous vote); Brown also led the NL in times being hit by pitch (11).
Of course, it helps that the injured workers are so invisible, like obscure figures in a desert sand storm, struggling blindly to find some kind of shelter in a harsh and unsympathetic world.He was killed instantly." Cardona was a contractor with American Canine, a Florida-based contracting company.The 34-year old had been working with a bomb dog since November 2008Blackwater misrepresents their employees as contractors so they don't have to pay taxes but they magically become employees so the taxpayer has to pay for their Defense Base Act insurance This insurance for PSC's runs 50% and more of their yearly salary At the same time they are allowing AIG and CNA to deny medical, psychiatric, and disability payments to the Contractors, most of whom are Veterans, with the same diagnoses' from the same Wars Secretary Chao has set back decades of progress at the Department of Labor by stonewalling investigations, embracing corporate special interests, and showing general contempt for working families.They were like cardboard soldiers.”A poorly run Pentagon program for providing workman's compensation for civilian taxpayers, a House oversight committee said Thursday.Insurance companies alone have pocketed 0 million in excessive profits over the past five years, says a staff report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but the Defense Department refuses to adjust its approach for managing the program. Agency for International Development and the Army Corps of Engineers have all selected a single insurance carrier to provide the insurance at fixed rates. Figures reflect number of Defense Base Act claims filed on Civilian Contractors of all nationalities reported injured or dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Lets hope that under incoming Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis the Department of Labor will properly oversee the implementation of the Defense Base Act in the spirit in which it was written, not how it is being "interpreted". 27, 2009 – The Defense Department is forming a civilian expeditionary workforce that will be trained and equipped to deploy overseas in support of military missions worldwide, according to department officials.