9/11 Health Bill Passes Key House Panel
a bill that would provide long-term health care coverage and compensation for those sick or injured from 9/11 passed another hurdle after being approved on may 25 by the house energy and commerce panel.
the james zadroga 9/11 health and compensation act would not only provide health care for first responders and those who are sick because of the attacks but would also make permanent federal program to provide medical monitoring for those exposed to toxins released by the world trade center towers.
"today's successful energy and commerce vote is a major victory for the responders and survivors who have waited so long for health care, compensation and justice," west side rep. jerry nadler said.
no date has been chosen for when the bill will come to a full house vote.
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