AIG and CNA Denials, The Burden on Society
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on August 3, 2009
Whatever may be said about the Civilian Contractors motives for working overseas or even in a war zone, one thing no one can deny is their desire to work and earn a living, take care of their families. Taking these jobs means months or years away from home and family, working under harsh and often extremely dangerous conditions, and being exposed to toxins, pathogens, parasites beyond our worst nightmares.
When one of these contractors is injured working under these conditions the negative results run beyond those of the initial injuries and recoveries. Many of these ambitious hard working people are turned into burdens on society through no fault of their own. They have fallen into abyss that most didn’t know existed and would never have thought possible.
When AIG, CNA or another insurance company deny the DBA benefits they usually deny the breadwinner of the family their only source of income. They and their families have no medical insurance or income and are forced into using public resources just to survive. In addition to often losing their homes, their cars, their families must apply for Social Security, medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, and more.
The already overburdened VA health system takes on Veteran contractors whose medical care is AIG, CNA’s responsiblility.
The taxpayer has already paid for the benefits that are being denied. Now they are paying over and over again just for these injured contractors, their children, to survive for years on end at poverty level while AIG pays out huge bonuses, again with taxpayer money.
Why are injured, disabled, contractors or their widows and orphaned children still waiting to go to hearings months away while not being paid even though every Governmental Department, Congress, and even our president is fully aware that this is happening?
More marriages will end, irreplaceable childhood years will be lost, injured contractors bodies and minds waste away when they could be repaired, and more will succumb to a bullet to the head.
These families lose, society loses, AIG and CNA and their lawyers reap large financial rewards.