Coal miners’ health care bailouts riddled with dubious expenses, audit says(FOX NEWS)

Between 2011 and 2015, the Obama administration paid nearly $1 billion into health care funds of the United Mine Workers of America, including tens of millions of dollars to unverified and sometimes dubious beneficiaries and undocumented union administrative expenses, according to a U.S. government audit.

The former administration also paid expenses that should have been covered by coal mine operators, the audit concludes.

At times, when the government bureaucrats who made the payments asked for information about questionable costs, they were refused by union officials who told them the data “was not within [their] purview,” the document asserts.CONTINUE READING HERE


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