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Senate Hearing on AIG Care for Contractors Injured in Iraq Postponed Until June

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 12, 2009

Senate Hearing on AIG Care for Contractors Injured in Iraq Postponed Until June

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica – May 12, 2009 7:42 am EDT

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Monday that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has postponed until June a hearing on the government’s system of purchasing private insurance to cover contractor injuries and deaths in war zones. The committee, which previously scheduled the hearing [1] for May 21, plans to examine whether the Labor and Defense departments provided adequate oversight of the system, which has channeled billions of dollars to AIG and other major insurance carriers. The hearing follows a joint report by the Los Angeles Times [2], ABC News [3] and ProPublica [4] that AIG and other carriers routinely deny claims for health care for civilian workers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. A House Oversight and Government Reform panel is also planning a hearing [5] on the topic this summer.

One Response to “Senate Hearing on AIG Care for Contractors Injured in Iraq Postponed Until June”

  1. Valerie Haysom said

    I encourage every Iraq or Afghanistan contractor that has been injured, or families of injured or deceased contractors to go to the website for House oversight and government reform. Click on the schedule of hearings. When you find the one on AIG click on this and you should be able to send an email to them regarding your situation. If they are inundated with these examples of how AIG treats these injured workers, maybe something will be done. It is going to take a massive voice of the people to do this! Please contact them!! I have already!

    V Haysom

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