Compensation lawyer says no safety net for workers black lung virus: ‘Nothing left’
«While we recognize these are challenges, we also must keep our priorities in mind as we develop these reforms, and work with the health care provider오바마카지노s in our state to ensure patients are getting the care they need. That said, we cannot afford to fail to keep our focus firmly on this problem while it moves forward.»
Rasmussen has asked for further information on the funding formula for payouts to medical workers who develop black lung in the next 10 years, along with more details on the current formula as well as any plans to update the formula in the next several years.
Nationally, there has been some progress, says Michael J. Jaffe, a professor of public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School who has studied the black lung issue.
«On balance, the research suggests that when the disease occurs, it’s a much rarer form of lung cancer and patients need fewer hospitals,» Jaffe said. «At the same time, there’s significant progress in the last two to three decades on identifying treatments.»
A number of U.S. states, including Florida, Virginia and South Carolina, have implemented some type of payouts to workers who developed the disease, but only for patients in a special care unit, Jaffe said.
The insurance exchanges in Iowa, Nebraska and other states that are developing payouts for workers who developed black lung are still in their early stages, according to the insurance planmaker Health Net Health, which has a $27 billion contract with the state.
Jaffe said his group has been looking into changes to the formula to see whether the rate paid out in states that adopted the state version of the system is too low. But he added that it would be premature to recommend changes to the formula at this point.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, which has backed the black lung measure since it was introduced five years ago, issued a statement Wednesday about the results from the survey. The organization said it «was pleased with the findings as it stands, but is waiting for a final analysis that explains how these changes affect the numbers and outcomes to be released.»
«The data show an underrepresenta강남출장샵tion of blacks in paid employment for worker블랙 잭s who developed black lung, including nurses, doctors and hospital administrators,» said the statement, issued hours after Rasmussen released the results. «Nurses and doctors with the least mental health history are at the highest risk. And those patients are the people that need the most help