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Employers Complain of Rising Premiums, But Workers’ Comp Is at 25-Year Low

Despite the drumbeat of complaints about costs, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ compensation insurance than at any time in the past 25 years, even as the costs of health care have increased dramatically.

‘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.

Workers’ Compensation Reforms by State

Over the past decade, states across the country have been unwinding a century-old compact with America’s workers: A guarantee that if you are injured on the job, your employer will pay your medical bills and enough of your wages to help you get by. In all, 33 states have passed laws that reduce bene

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.

Behind Supreme Court’s Obamacare Case, A Secretive Society’s Hidden Hand

For more than 30 years, the Federalist Society has worked behind the scenes to shape Supreme Court outcomes to a conservative agenda. In King v. Burwell, its influence could eliminate health insurance subsidies for millions of people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newly Discovered Evidence is Latest Surprise in Patz Case

Defense lawyers question whether mistrial is warranted after lost evidence surfaces in case of missing boy.

Podcast: When Those We Report On Complain

Lessons from our point-by-point refutation of the Red Cross’ request for corrections, and Does Donald Trump use email?

When a Wildlife Rehab Center Regulates Charter Schools: Inside the Wild World of Charter Regulation

Charter school “authorizers” are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money. Problem is, many lack the tools to do the job.

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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