Include cancer coverage in the Zadroga Act
The 9/11 first responders deserve to be cared for UNCONDITIONALLY.
On 9/11, these first responders bravely ran into the chaos while everyone else ran away from it. Imagery and stories of their heroism has been an inspiration to us all, even being co-opted by many of you in your election or re-election campaigns. Now, due to exposure to toxins at ground zero in the aftermath, studies show that these first responders are contracting cancer at an alarming rate, yet the Zadroga Bill does not cover cancer! We must not ever forget those who died in the tragedy of 9/11, but we must also never forget those who are now suffering and dying as a direct result of doing their duty, not only as first responders, but as proud Americans. It was shameful enough that it took the U.S. Congress 9 years to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the first place, and the American people do not want you to "drag your feet" any more. These first responders did their American duty, and now it is time that we did ours by caring for them UNCONDITIONALLY.