Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Congress Ends Program Providing Medical Care for 9/11 Responders and Survivors

While congressmen like to pay lip service to the sacrifice made by 9/11 first responders, actually helping those firefighters and police officers who were injured and made ill while working at the World Trade Center sites seems to be beyond their abilities.

The World Trade Center Health Program provides services to more than 70,000 first responders, but it expired on Oct. 1, 2015, because Congress did not reauthorize it. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she had hoped it would be part of the continuing resolution Congress finally passed to keep the government running for a couple months, but it wasn’t. The program is part of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, named for a New York police officer who died of illness sustained as a result of responding to the attacks.

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It's been what, 14 years now? I'm no Copernicus by any stretch of the imagination, but I'd say most of the folks who took sick after being first responders at ground zero, have already died or are on their way to the grave now. Which is exactly what those worthless congress critters were betting on. Timing is everything. Fuckers...

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