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The Demolition
of Workers’ Comp

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

What Workers’ Comp Really Costs

Explore Workers’ Comp by State

Photos: ‘I Try to Forget’

No, the Banks Aren’t Losing
Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare Case, A Secretive Society’s Hidden Hand
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Has Your Health Professional Received Drug Company Money?

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What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate

Share your experience to help us dig deeper into workers’ comp in America.

‘I Try to Forget’

Joel Ramirez was paralyzed from the waist down in 2009 when a 900-pound crate fell on him while on the job. A new #WorkersComp law in 2014 passed in California and the home health aide he relied on was taken away. This is his life now.

New York Legislation Would Make It a Felony to Film Patients Without Prior Consent

The bill was filed after a ProPublica story about a man whose death was recorded by the real-life medical series “NY Med” without permission. His widow recognized her husband while watching the show on TV.

Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a drug company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its product.

Ebola-infected Nurse Contends Dallas Hospital Violated Her Privacy

In a lawsuit filed today, nurse Nina Pham says that a colleague videotaped her without her permission and then the hospital released the tape to the media.

Podcast: Protecting Your Health Data

Charles Ornstein and Julia Angwin on how hackers can use your information, and what you – and health care companies – should be doing to protect it.

Has Your Medical Privacy Been Compromised? Help ProPublica Investigate

Help us cover patient privacy and how breaches are affecting patients.

Over 1,100 Health Data Breaches, but Few Fines

Since October 2009, health care organizations and their business partners reported 1,142 large-scale data breaches, each affecting at least 500 people, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, seven breaches have resulted in fines.

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise.

Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

The FCC’s current net neutrality proposal is just its latest attempt at regulating internet companies, but there have been others.

New York City Lays Out Limits on Restraints And Suspensions

Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

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Losing Ground

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history—the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta—is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

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Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

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Fed Tapes

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator — and its history of deference to some of the country’s biggest banks.

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Sen. Warren, Rep. Cummings Press Federal Reserve For Details of Leak Investigation

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Red Cross Demands Corrections to Our 'Misleading' Coverage. Here's Our Response

Red Cross Demands Corrections to Our 'Misleading' Coverage. Here's Our Response

The Red Cross' response comes months after our initial coverage, which we stand by.

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Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

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A History of Violence: Accusations But No Justice in Liberia

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Unforgiven

The way lenders and collectors pursue consumer debt has undergone an aggressive transformation in America. Collectors today don’t give up easy, often pursuing debts for years. It’s now routine for companies to sue debtors, then seize their wages or the cash in their bank accounts. For many people, these changes have profoundly affected their lives.

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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

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Dispatches from Freedom Summer

In 1964, whites and blacks joined to, as some put it, drag Mississippi back into the United States. Violence erupted. Lives were lost. But change was wrought, too.

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Keep on Pushing

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Dragnets

ProPublica investigates the threats to privacy in an era of cellphones, data mining and cyberwar, including how citizens are digitally tracked by governments and corporations.

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Internet Censorship in China: We’ll Sing it for You

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