Posted Jun 5, 2015 by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers
Time is of the essence! The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) is expected to close in October of 2016. First responders and victims will lose all their health care benefits at this time. Your support and help are urgently needed to get the law renewed so that 9/11 responders and survivors can continue to get healthcare coverage and compensation for a growing number of illnesses, including a long list of 9/11 related cancers.
Please join the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act today! It is a coalition of unions and victims’ rights advocates that support 9/11 responders and survivors who have become ill due to toxic exposure. Please click here now to join the coalition and tell Congress to support the Extension of the Zadroga Act. You can also Text “911” to 877877 to be connected to your representative or Call 888-701-7499 . Whichever way you choose, please act today!
We especially need support from members of Congress outside of New York and New Jersey. If you are a first responder living outside the New York area, or if you have friends or loved ones who care about your health and live outside New York, please send them a link to this page and ask them to join also.
Many legislators and other government officials have been very vocal about the need for the extension of the 9/11 Zadroga Act and urge the public to support the renewal. New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney has been diligently advocating for the extension. On April 14, 2015, she proposed the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act to her colleagues in the House of Representatives. She made clear the urgency of getting the bill reauthorized so that 9/11 responders and survivors exposed to toxic WTC dust and debris can get the health care and compensation they so desperately need and deserve.
The list of 9/11 related illnesses includes over 60 different types of 9/11 related cancers and a host of respiratory issues that will, unfortunately, be a lifelong problem for each and every one of them. Subsequently, federal funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will cease in October, 2016.
Even those who may not have become sick from their exposure should still be able to receive yearly monitoring from the World Trade Center Health Program. Early detection of 9/11 related cancers and other illnesses could save lives. Over 2,500 responders and survivors have already been diagnosed with 9/11 related cancers and unfortunately the number of diagnoses is expected to grow over the years.
Turley, Hansen & Rosasco would like you to join us in supporting the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed by President Obama in 2011 and has been providing health care and monetary compensation for sick, injured and dying 9/11 responders and survivors.
World Trade Center Health Program doctors specialize in treating 9/11 related illnesses and can provide the best treatment options and care for individuals battling 9/11 cancers and other illnesses due to exposure. Without the renewal of this bill, first responders and survivors may not be able to afford treatment, and many will be forced to pay for treatments and care out of pocket.
Should you have any questions about the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act or World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please feel free to call, click the chat button or contact us at the top of this page.