Category Archives: Health Issues

Jon Stewart to lobby D.C. for 9/11 health benefits extension

Dan Friedman New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Jon Stewart will join hundreds of first responders lobbying Congress to extend an expiring law giving health benefits to people sickened in the wake of the 9/11 attack, backers of the bill said Tuesday. Stewart, credited with using his “The Daily Show” to help push Congress to […]

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Ailing 9/11 Survivors Put Human Face on Importance of Extending Zadroga

Sarah Dorsey Chief Leader September 11 responder Ray Pfeifer last week managed to keep the mood as light as could be expected, even when discussing the Stage IV kidney cancer that has dogged him since 2009. Doctors discovered his disease—which had already spread—after a long firefighting tour, when he left the firehouse in inexplicable pain, […]

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Most of the 2016 GOP Field Has Little to Say about Helping 9/11 Heroes

Read the full letter sent to Graham here. Laura Barron-Lopez The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — With one month left to go before the health treatment program for September 11 first responders is set to expire, and with Congress slow-walking a renewal, an advocacy group is hoping 2016 presidential candidates will help move the needle. But […]

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