The new Federal healthcare program for those exposed to asbestos in Libby MT has now begun registration of citizens. The new program will provide Medicare benefits to those who were exposed to asbestos, a known carcinogen.
The occupational healthcare program embodied in the recently enacted legislation has the potential for being the most extensive, effective and innovated system ever enacted for delivering medical care to injured workers. The “Libby Care” provisions, and its envisioned prodigies, will embrace more exposed workers, diseases and geographical locations, than any other program of the past. Potential pilot programs will now be available to injured workers and their families who have become victims of the failed workers’ compensation occupational disease medical care system.