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Eleven Years After 9/11, Those Who Volunteered Continue to Literally Be Left in the Dust

David Fagin | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
David Fagin

As Americans, we seem most highly evolved at thinking of ways to screw each other over. That includes denying the chronically ill volunteers who went down to Ground Zero the day after 9/11 not only compensation for illness, but refusing to acknowledge some were even there.

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's been 11 years since terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center towers, and more than a year-and-a-half since President Barac...

9/11 Workers Face Major Challenges For Health Cost Compensation

AP | ALEX KATZ | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the "queen of torts" for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. B...

9/11 Survey Fails To Find Health Impact On Kids

DNAinfo | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN — Nearly 11 years after 9/11's cloud of toxic dust descended on Lower Manhattan — enveloping several schools and hundreds of child...

Healthcare and the Marcellus Shale -- Fracking's Consequences in Upstate New York

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.19.2012 | New York
Lila Nordstrom

It took ten years to pass a comprehensive 9/11 health bill. Communities that expose themselves to fracking will undoubtedly face even longer waits for care than 9/11 victims did.

Catherine Pearson

10 Years After 9/11: What We Now Know About Trauma

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living

In the days following 9/11, scores of mental health professionals and grief counselors rushed to directly-impacted areas, hoping to help people cope w...

Lynne Peeples

9/11 Health Watch: Ensuring The Zadroga Act Fulfills Its Promise To Responders

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

After a nearly decade-long battle, supporters of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act celebrated its passage into law this January. Now, they...

Michael McAuliff

Ailing 9/11 Responders Aided By Budget Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new budget passed by Congress Thursday fixes a legislative gaffe that could have killed a new program that helps ailing 9/11 respond...

City Will Pay Millions To 10,000 9/11 Responders

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than 10,000 workers exposed to the tons of toxic dust that blanketed ground zero after the World Trade Center fell have ended th...

Momentum Building Toward a Christmas Miracle for Our 9/11 Heroes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

On September 11, 2001 and in the weeks that followed, thousands of Americans reported to the site of the World Trade Center to help in whatever way they could. These heroes did not let us down 9 years ago, but on December 9th, the US Senate let them down.

9/11 First Responders Bill Needs Just 1 Vote More

ABC News | MATTHEW JAFFE, JESSICA HOPPER and KEVIN DOLAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first responders still suffering health effects more than nine years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks could get a "Christmas miracle" this year, ...

WATCH: 9/11 First Responders Made Their Case — In 2005

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost a decade after 9/11 first responders dropped everything to help others, legislation to pay for treatment of the diseases and debilitating effec...

WATCH: 9/11 First Responders Made Their Case — In 2005

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost a decade after 9/11 first responders dropped everything to help others, legislation to pay for treatment of the diseases and debilitating effec...

Ryan Grim

Senate Republicans Explain Their Vote Against 9/11 First Responder Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans, who blocked a bill to provide care for 9/11 first responders suffering health consequences as a result of their work...

Amanda Terkel

Calling The Senate GOP's Bluff: Multiple Bills Likely To Come Up Before Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate GOP's threat to filibuster every single piece of legislation until the chamber resolves budget and tax cut measures will like...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, and says his first priority as a senator will be to turn the econom...

House Passes 9/11 Workers Health Bill

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks pass...

Mark Kirk Could Help Lock Down 9/11 Health Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill that would give up to $7.4 billion to workers who were sickened while cleaning up the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attac...

Why We Need Active Surveillance of Gulf Oil Recovery Workers' Health

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

We can hardly rely on BP to determine the true health effects, and state and local governments, while important in the process, do not have the capacity to coordinate among many agencies and authorities that would be involved.

9/11 Workers' Health Dilemma: Take $713 Million Settlement Or Hope For Federal Bill

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers suing New York City over their exposure to clouds of pulverized glass and cement at the...

New 9/11 Health Settlement "Good Deal": $712 Million

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dro...

Judge's Ruling In 9/11 Health Case Raises Questions

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge pushed the limits of his legal authority when he rejected a settlement that would have paid at least $575 million to ...

9/11 Health Trial Settlement To Be Renegotiated For Ground Zero Workers

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Manhattan judge Friday ordered the city and lawyers for ailing Ground Zero heroes to renegotiate a settlement that would pay the stricken workers at...

9/11 Settlement: Judge Wants To Hear From Ground Zero Workers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday rejected a legal settlement that would have given at least $575 million to people sickened by ash and dust ...

9/11 Health: NY Lawyers Question Claims By Some First Responders

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Lawyers defending New York City against thousands of lawsuits filed by Sept. 11 emergency responders say many of the claims are basel...