Legislation to Stop Sequestration cuts to 9/11 Programs Announced
Wanted to let you know that U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representatives Peter King, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler announced legislation today that would prevent the threatened sequester cuts from going into effect.
As Dr. Jim Melius, 9/11 Health Watch Board member and Chair of the WTC Medical Program Steering Committee remarked,
“These cuts will affect the health monitoring and treatment currently being provided to thousands of WTC responders and survivors. Many of these people have serious illnesses that require very expensive medical care and medications, and many do not have health insurance or other resources to pay for this care on their own. It is unfair to once again hold the health of these heroes hostage to partisan Washington politics. Hopefully, this legislation will pass and prevent this from happening.”
Go to our sequester page on 9/11 Health Watch for information on the sequester and its impact on the 9/11 programs.