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March 21, 2013 -- Video of VCF Informational Forum
Wanted to let you know that up on the 9/11 Health Watch website is video from the information forum that 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum held on January 30 at Baruch College. With the recent announcement by … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 -- Help us help you
Recently, you became a member of 9/11 Health Watch. We are committed to the September 11th heroes, survivors, and their families, whose selfless sacrifice continues to inspire us to this very day. We aim to provide vital updates and educational … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 -- First awards to survivors
Good news to report! Sheila Birnbaum, special master of the Victims Compensation Fund, announced the first fifteen awards. You can read our statement below. Today’s announcement by Victims Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum of the first 15 awards under … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 -- The latest on 9/11 health
It is a New Year and now that we’re back from the holidays, we wanted to share with you a few pieces posted to our website. The author of the Zadroga Act, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, penned a piece exclusively for … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 -- Statement on WTC Health Registry Study on Cancer
9/11 Health Watch Statement on the release today of the WTC Health Registry Study on Cancer that is being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Today’s release of the WTC Health Registry Article on Cancer being published … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 -- 911 Health Watch Statement on Victims Compensation Fund
Yesterday the NY Post published an article ” Nearly two years after Zadroga bill signed, Ground Zero workers and others sickened or injured in 9/11 attacks haven’t been paid” about the slow pace of the reopened Victims Compensation Fund. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zilch_from_zadroga_OVXHXJcP8A3g6Igem57V5N … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 -- WTC program update
Starting October 1, 2012, the nationwide network of providers in the National Program has been opened up to survivors. Previously, only responders could access care outside the Metropolitan area but now if you are a survivor — which includes lower … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 -- Sequestration and 9/11 health
You may have heard about “sequestration” lately. These are automatic cuts to the federal budget across the board that may go into effect in January 2013. The 9/11 health care bill — the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act … Continue reading


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