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  • The Other Face of Tri-Met

    The Willamette Week reports "the story of a 32-year-old retarded woman who was raped by a convicted murderer, who was driving for a major metropolitan transit agency. How did this happen? Tri-Met, Portland's public transit agency, did not check the backgrounds of the drivers who served the most vulnerable passengers..."
  • Texas Medicaid

    A Chronicle investigation found that "some Medicaid providers in Texas abuse the system... by filing claims for expensive, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous procedures. Much of this abuse is possible because of poor oversight by the state and private contractors that administer Medicaid claims and payments."
  • "Who Will Care For Them?"

    An eight-month investigation into Ohio's troubled nursing home sector culminated in this four-part series, which exposes the industry's poor standards, often overlooked by lax regulation. The series explores the breadth of elderly care options in the state, and offers a look at conditions in the state of Oregon for comparison.
  • 1992 IRE TV Award Winners and Finalists Tape

    The 1992 IRE TV Award Winners and Finalists Tape is a compilation of 5 investigative stories. 1.) "Food Lion," Prime Time Live, ABC News researches the Food Lion grocery store chain and finds that employees of the store are put under pressure to meet profit quotas, which caused them to put out spoiled food with new expiration dates. Including Food Lion fighting back and ABC apologizing for confusion. See # 9392. 2.) "To Prove Them Innocent," ABC News 20/20 (New York) reports on three men who were convicted of rape in a small town in Pennsylvania, where the local people fought for three years to gain their release and prove their innocence. An investigation finds that on the night in question the men were 50 miles from where the rape occurred, and could not have committed the crime. See # 9398. 3.) "Abuse For Sale," WCCO, Minneapolis documents the explosion of the home-made pornography industry, made possible by the increase in popularity of home video cameras and VCRs. An investigation finds that home-made child pornography is sold through national distributors and at adult video stores across the country. See # 9068. 4.) "Cops and Robbers," WMAQ, Chicago finds that the Chicago Police Department violates its own rules by hiring people with criminal records. Of those officers with criminal records, the ones with battery convictions are also the officers most criticized for police brutality. See # 9221. 5.) "Carol Mosely Braun," WMAQ, Chicago breaks the case of Carol Mosely Braun and the mishandling of a large sum of money given to her mother. Braun allegedly attempted to hide the money so that her mother's Medicaid care would not be cut. See # 9222.
  • Out at Home

    Changes in payment rules decimate home health care.
  • Warehousing the Mentally Ill

    The State of Illinois is using geriatric nursing homes as dumping grounds for thousands of able-bodied mentally ill citizens as young as 20 years old, some with histories of uncontrollable violence. The Tribune's investigation found that state officials have manipulated patient files to hide the number of mentally ill patients in nursing homes in order to collect an extra $50 million in Medicaid.
  • Taking Advantage of Ryan's Hope

    The Palm Beach Post's investigation focused on the operators of an AIDS clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL and their relationship to the Ryan White Foundation. Excessive bills, incongruous business ventures are involved.
  • Special report: The crisis in long-term care

    A Consumer's Digest investigative report explores the difficulty of financing and finding quality long-term care. The myths behind Medicaid financing, unchecked abuses in nursing homes and the lack of state and federal regulations over long-term care insurers are among the issues discussed.
  • The health divide

    In theory, all Americans have an equal right to quality health care. In reality, how you live -- and die-- may well be determined by the color of your skin, according to Newsday's eight-part series.
  • Our fine folks in the field

    The bureaucrats who run the Division of Family Services are pleased as punch with recent progress, but the front-line employees are miserable. Welfare forms are changing faster than its substance, Riverfront Times reports, and caseworkers are trapped in the middle.