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Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — John Leach has spent the holidays wondering how he’d come up with nearly $400 a month to pay for health insurance. Leach worked in Peabody Energy coal mines in western Kentucky for 23 years and, like all miners who belonged to the United Mine Workers of America, thought he was guaranteed a health care…

IMAGE: Coal miners enter a coal mine for the start of an afternoon shift near Gilbert, West Virginia May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith