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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $582,993 grant to the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation to provide services to the coal mining population of Eastern Kentucky impacted by black lung disease and other respiratory problems.
“I applaud the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation for their efforts to help identify and treat those individuals affected with black lung disease,” said Rogers. “These services help families in Eastern Kentucky with preventative medicine, as well as with state-of-the-art treatment options. This HHS grant will go a long way toward keeping our communities healthy and informed on all the health care options available.”

The Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky and Black Lung Clinics Program is a subsidiary of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation and has been providing services to the coal mining population of Eastern Kentucky since 1983. Retired, active, and disabled coal miners are served by the program in addition to other patients suffering from pulmonary problems. The core service area of the program is comprised of the five counties of Letcher, Harlan, Knott, Perry and Pike counties; however, an increasing number of patients from other counties and surrounding states are seeking the services provided by these clinics. 
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit