The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "healthcare workers" ...
This investigative piece looks at worker safety issues that affect "the nation's healthcare providers." Health care employees are often put in harms way by handling drugs that are meant to save the "lives of cancer patients," but can be "human carcinogens," too. This report shows that regulation on exposure to these types of drugs in the workplace is weak.
Workers are having to pay more for health insurance or having to drop covearage completely because of rising health care, which increases the numers of unisured people. The secret tactics of how the health insurers, pharmacy benfit managers, and others help to boost profits in isurance is exposed in this series.
How federal agencies and their officials, responsible for public welfare and safety, willfully and repeatedly fail to protect the health of armed service members, nuclear workers, and ultimately the public interest
Military and nuclear workers risk their lives everyday working on major health projects aimed at benefitting the public. What this investigation uncovers is the fact that, after these workers become seriously injured from their exposure to hazardous materials, they are often left without government healthcare.
Public discontent with corporate medicine continues to grow and healthcare professionals have been crossing the line into subtly and overtly illegal acts--from manipulation of the system and defiance of laws they deem unjust to fraud and threats of violence--in defense of their patients.
Progressive investigates the failure of the public health-care system to help mentally ill children and their parents. The story reveals that some parents, unable to pay for a psychiatric clinic stay, "deliberately invoke the juvenile justice system in order to get mental health treatment for their kids." The author exemplifies the problem with three cases of mentally ill children who were arrested on the request of their parents. The article also looks at a lawsuit filed against a Minnesota's health insurance company that instructed parents having their children arrested.
Tags: social service workers; juvenile justice; children; parents; psychiatry; psychology; National Alliance for Mentally Ill; eating disorders; chemical dependency; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Business Week reports that "after an extensibve investigation into the rapidly expanding home health-care industry, Business Week found rampant fraud and abuse. Problems ranged from financial scams ripping off millions of dollars from Medicaid and Medicare to instances of neglect and abuse of elderly or incapacitated patients by untrained, unqualified, or unlicensed home-care workers. Business Week discovered that many of the problems uncovered are an outgrowth of lax federal and state regulations and too little oversight of comapanies' practices, and ineffective industry groups."
Eagle Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.) investigates the large number of worker compensation claims against the city of Lawrence, and finds a workers compensation system out of control and a city attorney who has not won a case before the state Industrial Accident Board in two years despite widespread malingering by workers; pay and benefits cost taxpayers upwards of $2 million.