Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders’ health program

After public outcry, the U.S. Treasury Department has replaced the $3.92 million it took from the FDNY healthcare funds for those firefighters and EMTs suffering from World Trade Center-related illneses, reports Lauren del Valle for CNN.

Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro made a statement, saying in part, “I’m happy to hear that the millions of funds that mysteriously disappeared from the FDNY WTC Healthcare Program were returned and going forward reimbursements will not be used to offset the city’s debt. Ailing 9/11 first responders have enough to worry about and thankfully will no longer have to worry about their healthcare being compromised.”

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