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This Monday marks 16 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That day, 2,977 people lost their lives in the plane hijackings and subsequent crashes in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA. In the course of a couple of hours, thousands of people perished. Tragically, it didn’t end there. The fallout of these attacks continues to sicken and kill people in the years that have followed.
The horror of 9/11 is not confined to that day. Tens of thousands of people – first responders, volunteers, cleanup workers and residents in the area – have been diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses caused by the toxic dust, ash and debris that blanketed Lower Manhattan after the attacks. These illnesses are often deadly, and in all cases diminish the victim’s quality of life. They are costly to treat, and often prevent the sufferer from working and earning an income.
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In 2015, Congress extended medical coverage to these victims by reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which was originally signed by President Obama on January 2, 2011. The reauthorization of...
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