Montana Senator Max Baucus has a vested interested in the people of his country and understand firsthand what the city Libby suffered during the last few decades through.
He's brought a large number of people visit the small town near the Canadian border, intent to convince them to more than 4,000 people who impacted, mine are touched vermiculite from exposure to asbestos due to a prolonged operation, asbestos. This week Baucus companion was a Medicare official, who wanted to see for himself what had done asbestos, this once vibrant city.According to an article in the Missoulian asked Baucus Marilyn Tavenner, newly appointed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, come in particular meet the people of Libby, who personally suffered the effects of asbestos, as well as family members of those who have already passed on diseases such as cancer mesothelioma. Tavenner, who has a picture of a victim on her desk in Washington, D.C., eagerly accepted the invitation.
Baucus had Tavenner addressed in the past about the fact, that Medicare is delayed victims compensation payments. Now, he wants to went to persuade, increasing additional Medicare benefits for asbestos victims from the area. Libby victims receive health care coverage under Medicare due to a provision wrote Baucus in the affordable care Act, but only those that lives in Lincoln and Flathead County quality reporting."Libby asbestos victims who either no longer live receive County can, the special domestic care services, special medical equipment, help with travel, care, special counselling, food supplements and medicines, which are not under the Medicare drug plans," the article notes. The agency headed by Tavenner has the opportunity to change this.
Tavenner, said she hoped that the changes within the next few months, and certainly will come at the end of the year. It could be Baucus last Libby-related victory before he not be trying to retire, as he in 2014.This entry was posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:33 and is filed under news.