Jon Stewart Returns To ‘Daily Show’ To Urge Congress To Extend 9/11 Health Benefits
The Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which expired last year, provides health care funding and compensation for first responders. The program has enough funding to last another year, and its backers are seeking a permanent extension.
The Associated Press:
Stewart Returns To 'Daily Show' To Push 9/11 Health Act
Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to "The Daily Show" where he made a push to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. ... Proponents of the law are seeking its permanent extension, but some Republicans have opposed that, saying they want a chance to periodically review it and make sure it's operating soundly. (12/7)
The New York Times:
Jon Stewart Returns To ‘The Daily Show’ For Zadroga Act
That issue, Mr. Stewart said, was the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides health care funding and compensation for emergency workers who were sickened by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and their aftermath. The act passed Congress in 2010, was signed into law by President Obama and went into effect the following year. Portions of the act expired after Sept. 30, and the rest of it will expire by next October unless it is renewed. (Itzkoff, 12/8)