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Wyoming Miners' Hospital Low on Cash
The Wyoming Miners' Hospital Board is faced with too little money to deal with a growing numbers of miners registering for its medical program. The more than 7,600 current and former miners currently enrolled are taxing the system to the point that services are having to be suspended. The Miners' Hospital Board is proposing several major changes to eligibility criteria to help save money. For instance, office staff and other workers who have casual or no direct contact with the mining process would be excluded.
Those who met the old requirements and already have signed up would be grandfathered in. The Miners' Hospital Board is taking public comment on the proposal until June 20.