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With Deadline Approaching, Brown Joins Ohio Miner to Outline Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Healthcare for Ohio Coalminers
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined Norm Skinner, a southeast Ohio miner, to outline bipartisan efforts to fight for coalminers’ hard-earned healthcare coverage and retirement security. Without Congressional action, Ohio miners will lose their healthcare coverage at the end of this week. Brown has called on Congress to include permanent healthcare coverage for retirees in any extension of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that runs out on Friday at midnight.
“We cannot allow a bunch of suits in Washington, with taxpayer-funded healthcare, to play politics with healthcare for hard-working coal miners. These people aren’t asking for a handout, they just want what they’ve earned,” said Brown. “We need to be a country that values hard work and respects the people who do it. We can start by keeping our promise to these miners.”
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