Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

ACLU claims ICE abuse during transport of detained immigrants

A migrant woman and her child get off a bus
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The ACLU Foundation of Northern California has filed a series of abuse claims related to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's treatment of immigrants being transported between detention facilities.

The accusations: The ACLU claims that nine women spent more than 24 hours being driven from two facilities in California that are less than 300 miles apart. Shackled in the back of a windowless van with no air, the women were allegedly denied "adequate food and water," causing several to vomit and faint in the extreme heat.

Humana sues to keep Tricare contract hidden from public

A Humana building at company headquarters.
Humana has filed a reverse FOIA against the Defense Health Agency. Photo: wellesenterprises/iStock via Getty Images

Humana has filed a "reverse FOIA" complaint against the Defense Health Agency, part of the Defense Department, demanding DHA not release "proprietary and confidential" information about its contract for Tricare — the health insurance program for active military members and their families.

Why it matters: Humana's Tricare contract costs taxpayers $40.5 billion over five years. But Humana argues that if specific "enhancement" contract details were not kept secret from the public, the government would crush Humana's "competitive advantage" by allowing other insurers to copy Humana's plans.

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