Archive of News (2023)

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Family of Tri-State 9/11 first responder appealing for community’s help

A long-time Hillsboro resident who was a first responder during 9/11 is battling stage 4 lung cancer and he says the medical costs are becoming too much for his family to afford.

Updated Coverage for Dental Services and Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program has released updated coverage details of the following: dental services, Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS).

Justice Department Announces Allison Turkel as Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Turkel, who has served in the Justice Department for over 14 years, most recently in the Office for Victims of Crime, will assume her new position effective March 12, 2023.

Some in Congress are forgetting the lingering health issues from the 9/11 attacks

Even 20 years later, the health issues associated with the 9/11 attacks continues to evolve and grow.

Sen. Gillibrand: Changes to 9/11 aid would cover first responders in Pennsylvania and Pentagon

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y., join ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’ to discuss bipartisan efforts to boost 9/11 health program aid.

WTC Health Program would get $2 billion more under Congress plan

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday launched a campaign to pass a bill to cover the rest of the funding needed by the World Trade Center Health Program.

Lawmakers: Billions in funding needed for WTC Health Program

Billions of dollars in additional funding is needed to keep the World Trade Center Health Program running, according to members of New York and New Jersey Congressional delegation.

New Yorkers demand more funding for World Trade Center Health Program

New Yorkers are demanding Congress step in with an additional $2 billion in funding, warning services to tens of thousands of people are on the line.

Never Forget?!? 9/11 Heroes Are Still Fighting For Healthcare Following Gov’t Lies

New York labor unions are in the forefront of the latest drive to secure permanent funding for the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program, which is set to run out of funding without Congressional action.

Help for the 9/11 ailing: Congress can’t stall in passing bill for WTC responders and survivors

There was $1 billion added during the waning moments of last year by Congress, but that only put off the problem for a few years and the cuts now loom in 2027.