Top Court Won’t Hear Black Lung-ACA Survivor Benefits Case

(October 19, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Oct. 5 declined to review a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s reinstatement of automatic survivor benefits in the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) (Peabody Coal Co. v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, United States Department of Labor and Eva Elizabeth Hill, No. 14-1278, U.S. Sup.).

Coal mine operator Peabody Coal Co. employed Arthur Hill as a miner. Hill filed a claim for benefits under the BLBA, 30 U.S. Code Section 901-945. Hill was...
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