Miners Want More Health Coverage

Appalachian miners are calling for a tax hike on coal. They argue it’s essential step to protect their physical and financial health – without burdening taxpayers. More than 100 miners told Congress to raise the tax on coal production, argue its critical for their physical and financial well-being. The incurable disease touches every one of the more than 100 retired mine workers and their families who rallied in the Capitol this week. They want Congress to raise the tax on coal production — that helps cover the cost of care and disability – back to where it was last year.

Source: MG News

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