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Nick Poliseno is 37, but has the health problems of someone more than twice his age.
Three years after being diagnosed with the same respiratory disease that killed 9/11 hero James Zadroga, the former Ground Zero worker worries about who will care for his wife and two kids when he succumbs to the illness that’s killing him.
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and activists Thursday renewed their call for a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act a day after congressional authorization for the health program expired.
Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane — now he has to work under a cloud of uncertainty since part of the Zadroga Act expired.
It’s official: the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act has expired.
Oct. 3 marks a crucial date for more than 30,000 Americans: the expiration of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
It is named after former NYPD first responder James Zadroga, who died of a respiratory disease he likely contracted from the twin tower’s toxic, dust-ridden environment in the aftermath of 9/11.
WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart rallied 9/11 first responders Wednesday by saying sorry.
“I am here today basically to apologize to all these men and women, that you had to come down here today,” Stewart said. “I am embarrassed for our country. I am embarrassed for New York.”
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart joined several dozen 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to push Congress to pass a permanent extension of a bill to compensate those who became sick after working at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.