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Congress ends 9/11 workers’ health care bill

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9:41 EDT
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NY1 News reported:

“Congress has abandoned legislation to provide billions of dollars in health care for September 11th recovery workers.”

“The program would have provided long term care for workers who were at the World Trade Center on or shortly after September 11, 2001 at an estimated cost of at least $5 billion.”

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly objected to a part of the bill that would have forced the city to pay for 10 percent of the program, saying it would place an undue burden on city taxpayers.”

“In addition, the legislation would have reopened the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, adding around $6 billion to the plan.”

This video is from NY1 News, broadcast September 29, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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