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Nurses Ask Washington to Save Cancer Treatment for the 9/11 Heroes They Care For Zadroga 9/11 Health Act to Expire Unless Congress Takes Action

June 11, 2015 | Michael Barasch

“A lot of these members are young members, people with lymphoma at 30 or 40, even prostate cancers at 30 and 40; it’s a young population we’re taking care of.” Meg McCormick, Nurse Case Manager/RN World Trade Center Health Program.

Today, on the eve of the first legislative hearing on the reauthorization, advocates for 9/11 first responders and survivors released a video featuring nurses who are providing care to Americans suffering from 9/11-related cancers.  In the video, which is the second in a series, nurses ask for help from Washington to preserve their patients’ treatment.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was signed into law in 2011, will expire unless Congress takes action now to renew it.  The legislation provides health care and economic compensation to those who lost their health as well as to the families of those who died since 9/11 from related injuries.  Tomorrow, in a very positive step, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, becomes the first Committee of Congress to start the reauthorization process with an early Legislative hearing set for 10:15 Thursday, June 11th.


Please watch the video, tell others about it, and take action to help ensure the Zadroga law is renewed.


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