Lawmakers demand extension of Zadroga Act

Lawmakers in New York say they are in agreement when it comes to making the Sept. 11 health care bill permanent. Elected officials say they are pushing to make sure that 9/11 first responders get the

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2015, 3:32 AM

Updated 3,079 days ago

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Lawmakers demand extension of Zadroga Act
Lawmakers in New York say they are in agreement when it comes to making the Sept. 11 health care bill permanent.
Elected officials say they are pushing to make sure that 9/11 first responders get the health care they deserve by demanding the Zadroga Act be extended and made permanent.
They say the Zadroga Act helps cover medical expenses from the rescue missions at the toxic Ground Zero.
If it's not renewed permanently, they say future first responders who get sick will not be able to afford their health care, forcing them to choose between their mortgage and cancer medication.
Others say that fighting for the Zadroga Act to be permanent is an insult to the memories of the brave men and women who died responding to Ground Zero.
 


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