Category Archives: Health Issues

NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation Shames “Never Forget” Politicians for Letting 9/11 First Responder Healthcare Lapse

Nathan Tempey Gothamist The Zadroga Act, named for Det. James Zadroga, a 9/11 first responder who died of breathing complications in 2006, expired at midnight. When the $4.3 billion bill’s champions overcame Republican recalcitrance and passed it in 2010, it created an apparatus for monitoring and treating injuries and illness from toxins and debris at Ground Zero, […]

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WTC clinic in a bind after Congress fails to OK Zadroga Act

Jennifer Fermino New York Daily News Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane — now he has to work under a cloud of uncertainty since part of the Zadroga Act expired. “I don’t have much hair left anyway, and the rest of it is […]

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Editorial: Rescue the 9/11 Heroes by Permanently Extending the Zadrogra Act

NY Daily News A national disgrace befalls America at midnight Wednesday at the expiration of legislation authorizing compensation and medical care for rescue and recovery workers sickened by their Ground Zero service after 9/11. The expiration of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act forces health centers that treat 33,000 to prepare for closure […]

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