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Appalachian Voices celebrates U.S. House committee’s bill to improve black lung benefits

The bill, which was reported from the committee on a party-line vote, proposes changes to the Black Lung Benefits Program that will make it easier for coal miners and their dependents to access the benefits of the program, which include a living stipend and healthcare benefits.

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Bankruptcies Highlight Concerns with Black Lung Benefits Fund

black and white graphic with skeleton wearing miner hat, text reads "black lung kills"

Coal company bankruptcies are putting the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund in further jeopardy.

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