Category Archives: Health Issues

Advocates Worry Money Will Run out for 9/11 Victims

Ridgely Ochs Newsday Advocates praised the faster pace of awards from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, but said they worried there won’t be enough money left after it stops taking claims next year. More than $1 billion in loss determinations — the amount people are eligible to receive — have been made to more […]

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Retired NYPD Officer Credits WTC Health Program for Successful Kidney Cancer Treatment

Erin Billups NY1 So far, more than 7,000 World Trade Center first responders are eligible for health care coverage through the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. But the future of the program is unclear as Congress prepares to decide whether to continue its funding. NY1 Health Reporter Erin Billups recently spoke with a former police […]

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Funeral service held for 9/11 first responder Robert Langer, Westbury FD

Long Island News 12 Funeral services were held in Westbury Wednesday for a September 11 first responder who died from pancreatic cancer linked to the time he spent at Ground Zero. Robert Langer, 62, was a 26-year member of the Westbury Fire Department. He died last week after a two-year battle with the disease. Bobby, […]

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