Another Push For 9/11 Responder Benefits Begins
Lawmakers and supporters are renewing efforts to bring $7.4 billion in aid to sickened and injured 9/11 workers, The Associated Press reports. "First responders, survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks and lawmakers are gathering on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. They are urging passage of the bill to provide free health care and compensation to 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who fell ill after working in the trade center ruins." A vote could be held next week (Miga, 9/15).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.