Mesothelioma Cancer News provides news and information for Montana asbestos attorneys.
Libby, Montana (Mesothelioma Cancer News) – The current health care legislation being voted on by the Senate contains provisions that may provide help for victims of asbestos contamination in Libby, Montana. As reported by The New York Times, the language of the bill proposes extending Medicare coverage for victims of environmental health hazards that were declared a public health emergency by the government in June. As noted in the report Senator Max Baucus of Montana pushed for such assistance for the town for years prior to the summer declaration.
An additional hurdle was cleared for passage of the monumental legislation Wednesday, as Democrats provided the needed 60 to 39 vote for it to advance. Obama advisor David Axelrod is quoted in the report as stating of the anticipated change in the decline in public support for the measure, “People understand we’re on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run.”