This is just a quick word to congratulate 9/11 First Responders on the renewal of the James Zadroga Act, which will now continue affording them access to healthcare for illnesses resulting from their heroic service. The police, firefighters and other emergency personnel lobbied hard for years to have the act extended, so that they could get the lifesaving medical care that they deserved after their incredible commitment to saving and protecting their fellow citizens.
The law was renewed on December 18th, permanently extending healthcare benefits via the World Trade Center Health Program, while extending the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund for another five years.
If you know somebody who is a First Responder, please send along the good news, and thank them again for their bravery on behalf of their family, friends and neighbors.
For more information, please see Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act here:
For some background about 9/11 First Responders’ need to lobby for this critically needed law, and Jon Stewart’s advocacy on their behalf, there’s an excellent December 23rd article in the Huffington Post here: