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Resource ID: #24407
Subject: Military
Source: ProPublica
Affiliation: 
Date: 08/09/2009; 08/10/2009; 09/06/2009; 09/27/2009; 11/09/2009; 11/11/2009; 11/15/2009; 12/26/2009; 07/07/2009; 07/22/2009;

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In today's American war zones, there are more civilian contractors on the ground than combat troops. However, when a contractor is injured or killed, they must face an insurance system that delivers sub-standard care. Failure to enforce companies to purchase mandated worker's compensation insurance for employees and a lack of awareness among hires has resulted in severs gaps of coverage for individuals working in overseas war zones.

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