May 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million For Black Lung Clinics In West Virginia

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,065,696 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Black Lung Clinic Programs across the state.

“Our brave miners risk their lives every day to power our nation and they rely on black lung clinics for assistance with medical diagnoses, treatment and education. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an enormous strain on West Virginia’s eighteen black lung clinics and makes it harder for our miners to receive help. This funding will support those miners who need treatment and assistance due to their honorable work powering our nation and I will continue to fight for our miners to receive the support they deserve,” said Senator Manchin.

“Our coal miners work to keep the lights on in West Virginia, so it is only right that we are there for them when they need it most. Clinics such as these provide vital medical support to West Virginians who have been diagnosed with black lung disease, as well as other health care services. Access to these services and clinics is essential to our mining community and something for which I have been a long-time advocate. Our state and our country owe so much to our brave coal miners, and I will continue to fight for the support they need and deserve,” said Senator Capito.