Senators Block Asbestos Compensation Fund

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Senators have blocked a final vote on an asbestos bill that would have created a private fund to compensate victims of asbestos.


Here's an update on two major healthcare issues here in Washington. The first is an effort to compensate victims of asbestos. The Senate was considering a plan to create a fund to pay asbestos victims and save major companies from bankruptcy. After a very public debate, Senators last night blocked a final vote, at least for now. Many Democrats and some Republicans said taxpayers could get stuck with the cost.

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