Tell Congress: "Don't Slash Health Funding for 9/11 Heroes!"
Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night, for the first time since stepping down, to highlight an important issue: securing healthcare funding for 9/11 first responders. It seems like a no-brainer, but Congress let the current law expire and refused to renew the act -- solely for political purposes.
We need Congress to act now so our 9/11 heroes don’t lose the healthcare they desperately need and deserve.
Tell Congress to pass a long-term extension that will fund healthcare services for 9/11 heroes!
In 2O1O, Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act -- a law meant to care for emergency personnel, including firefighters and construction workers, who were left injured or ill in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. But this law was limited to five years and Congress let it expire.
Now thousands of first-responders are losing their healthcare coverage, which they desperately need to fight health problems they contracted at Ground Zero.
An extension must be passed to continue to fund healthcare for those who put their lives at risk 14 years ago. It’s time for Congress to put these heroes’ lives before politics.
SIGN YOUR NAME: Tell Congress to pass a long-term healthcare extension for 9/11 first responders >>
Republican leadership is standing in the way.They claim they are searching for ways to fund an extension without dipping into the federal deficit, yet at the same time, they’re weighing a massive tax-break package that could cost more than $8OO billion over 1O years.
It is unpatriotic to ignore the needs of our first responders and it’s immoral to refuse help to our heroes.
Sign your name now telling Congress to stop ignoring our heroes and to pass a long-term healthcare extension for 9/11 first responders.