The Link Between 9/11 and Cancer Still Isn’t Entirely Clear
Time | July 29, 2014
A number of complicating factors and delayed data make conclusions difficult to draw
Report: More than 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer
WPIX | July 29, 2014
The number of responders that have been diagnosed with cancer more than doubled this past year.
9/11 first responders & families can possibly get tax break
News 12 Long Island | July 28, 2014
Families impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks may be missing out on a major tax break. A law that was passed just months after the attacks made disability income resulting from terrorism non-taxable.
Zadroga law 9/11 claims process too complex, advocates say
Newsday | April 20, 2014
More than half of the claims submitted to the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund remain incomplete, the result of a process that advocates and lawyers say had been too labor-intensive.
Why We Need 9/11 Health Watch
It took years to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in 2010 but the struggle to ensure the proper and continued long-term commitment to the health and well-being of 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families endures.
We monitor programs created by the law and are ready to address any lapses in delivery of services and, if necessary, suggest changes to better serve you, our community of heroes, survivors, and their families.
9/11 Health Watch was created to ensure we will never forget.
Peter King is My Hero
Posted by John Feal, 9/11 Survivor and Advocate | April 13, 2013
I am glad to see that The New York Times Magazine article, “Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook,” written by Jonathan Van Meter and published on April 10, 2013, has attempted to correct the scandalous falsehood the magazine had … Continue reading
The “Sequester” is Here and It is Cutting the Funding of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs, an update
Posted by Peg Seminario, Safety and Health Director for the AFL-CIO | April 10, 2013
In October, I wrote “What is “sequester” and why is it threatening to cut the funding of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs?” Well the “sequester” is now here and it is cutting both of the 9/11 programs. My article … Continue reading
9/11 Health and Compensation Act and Public Employees
Posted by Lee Clarke, Director, Safety and Health District Council 37, AFSCME and 9/11 Health Watch Board Member | February 26, 2013
The passage of the James Zadroga Act has been essential for the health and well-being of public sector workers affected by 9/11. Despite the fact that over 11 years have passed since the terrorist attacks, many individuals have yet to learn about the World Trade Center Health Program and the care it provides for responders, volunteers, and survivors. Continue reading