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Thread: KY limits black lung diagnosis reviews

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    KY limits black lung diagnosis reviews

    A measure signed into law in Kentucky this past week would prevent federally-certified radiologists from judging X-rays in state black lung compensation claims, leaving diagnoses of the disease mostly to physicians who typically work for coal companies.

    The new law requires that only pulmonologists doctors who specialize in the lungs and respiratory system assess diagnostic black lung X-rays when state black lung claims are filed.

    Up until now, radiologists, who work in evaluating all types of X-rays and other diagnostic images, had been allowed to diagnose the disease as well.

    Just six pulmonologists in Kentucky have the federal certification to read black lung X-rays and four of them routinely are hired by coal companies or their insurers, according to an NPR review of federal black lung cases.
    The two remaining pulmonologists have generally assessed X-rays on behalf of coal miners but one is semi-retired and his federal certification expires June 1.

    Among the radiologists excluded by the law is Dr. Brandon Crum, who helped expose the biggest clusters ever documented of complicated black lung, the advanced stage of the fatal disease that strikes coal miners.

    This is messed up.


    At the same time, NPR and Ohio Valley ReSource reported nearly 1,000 cases across central Appalachia, prompting NIOSH epidemiologists to declare it the worst epidemic of complicated black lung they'd ever seen. Our ongoing survey of black lung clinics and law offices has the current count of advanced black lung diagnoses at more than 2,200 since 2010.

    Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic

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    And no one on the planet is surprised by this move on the part of the wholly owned Kentucky Legislature, stooges of the coal industry.
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    Fucking shameful!!!!
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    Why would anyone want to bring back an industry that causes so many health problems, environmental problems and who's executives are commonly called "barons"?

    The miners who aren't able to succeed in getting their WC claims through end up on disability and Medicaid. Guess who pays for that? Infuriating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Why would anyone want to bring back an industry that causes so many health problems, environmental problems and who's executives are commonly called "barons"?

    The miners who aren't able to succeed in getting their WC claims through end up on disability and Medicaid. Guess who pays for that? Infuriating.
    Privatize profits socialize loss!
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    That is just disgusting.
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    Just saw a blurb on the morning news where several legislators in KY are saying a lot of money for black lung and other lung diseases will have to be cut if the teachers get what they are looking for. They are pitting groups against each other there. WVA is now doing the same saying money for water cleanups and coal related health diseases will be cut due to teachers pay. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Just saw a blurb on the morning news where several legislators in KY are saying a lot of money for black lung and other lung diseases will have to be cut if the teachers get what they are looking for. They are pitting groups against each other there. WVA is now doing the same saying money for water cleanups and coal related health diseases will be cut due to teachers pay. Ugh.
    This is what happens since we put profits above people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    This is what happens since we put profits above people.
    Well it all comes down to money and poverty. These states are impoverished and few companies are there so their tax base falls to the locals. Coal is on its way out and the pols know they cant tax them more so they dont have a big tax base. WVA in particular is going to be in serious trouble in the next decade. The pols want to hand on as long as they can to the donor money coming in before its gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Just saw a blurb on the morning news where several legislators in KY are saying a lot of money for black lung and other lung diseases will have to be cut if the teachers get what they are looking for. They are pitting groups against each other there. WVA is now doing the same saying money for water cleanups and coal related health diseases will be cut due to teachers pay. Ugh.
    They voted those legislators into office. If they are too stupid to vote them out of office, then they get what they deserve.

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