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Are my eyes failing or is the *.pdf from 2011, not from Trumplandia.

And Congress now - 

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/985

 

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I doubt that since almost every year, maybe every year, since the GAO report came out in 2011 on the problems associated with monitoring the Trust, this same transparency problem has created proposed legislation to change it - 

 

 


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@GailL1

 

Are my eyes failing or is the *.pdf from 2011, not from Trumplandia.

And Congress now - 

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/985

 

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Here is the GAO report (summary) that started this whold debate back in 2011.

http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/585382.pdf

 

As usual, one side want this and one side wants that and I bet there is a solution to both IF they would sit down and talk about it.  

 

It seems to me, if identity is a problem, there could be an identifier attached to each litigant so that no names are revealed - the rest of the info needed would not matter if it is only revealed under an identifier assigned number.

 

Then all the info could be gathered for a more complete audit of the Trust by the GAO.


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The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act) is purportedly aimed at curbing asbestos trust fund abuses—but there is scant evidence for improprieties. Critics say the bill’s true intention is to complicate the asbestos trust claims process and make it difficult if not impossible.

For decades, companies hid the dangers of asbestos while using the carcinogenic mineral in countless products, leading to millions of avoidable deaths. Thousands of patients per year continue to be diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer that is only caused by asbestos exposure. Like thhe TV ad, they knew it would kill but, they hiid it from shipyard workers, those in Construction or on ships, serving in the military protecting our freedoms.

Sleeping on racks beside pipes coated in asbestos, boilers, etc.


https://www.classaction.com/news/fact-act-harms-asbestos-victims/

also read, and decide for yourselves.
Are you or a loved one about to be reamed. 

https://www.defendyourrights.org/fact-act/


While the bill’s proponents say it weeds out spurious asbestos trust claims and benefits legitimate victims, opponents say unmeritorious claims are a red herring.

“Don’t be fooled,” said Linda Reinstein of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). “The FACT Act wasn’t written for us—it is a special interest bill. It forces victims to reveal personal information, work history, family information, and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers in order to get medical bills paid at all.”

The bill’s provisions have drawn sharp criticism from advocacy groups who say that the FACT Act would have a number of troubling effects, including:

Making victims’ personal information available on a public database, creating conditions ripe for scam artists and identity thieves—or forcing victims to choose between compensation and privacy.

 

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