June 15, 2021
Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million for Black Lung Clinics Program
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,064,465 in funding for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for the Black Lung Clinics Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“West Virginia’s brave miners risk their lives and health every day to power our great nation, and they rely on Black Lung Clinics for medical assistance and support. Black Lung Clinics serve as lifelines for many miners and their families, especially in rural communities across West Virginia. I am pleased that HHS is continuing to invest in the Black Lung Clinics Program to provide medical assistance, education, diagnoses and treatment for our miners. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to ensure all miners in the Mountain State receive the support and healthcare they deserve,” Senator Manchin said.
“Our miners work hard every day to power America’s economy and provide for their families,” Senator Capito said. “We owe it to them to deliver access to the health care services they need. As a strong supporter of the Black Lung Clinics Program, I am glad this funding is coming to West Virginia, where it will help ensure those suffering from black lung and other respiratory illnesses are given the care and attention they need. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to be a strong advocate for additional funding for programs like this and fight for the resources our coal miners need to stay healthy.”
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