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Congress finally passed the Zadroga Act

Dec 18, 2015

Picture by Stan Honda/AP

The cloud of uncertainty on health care coverage for 9/11 first responders and survivors has been removed. This is the best Christmas present for those in need.

I’m ecstatic for those who will benefit from this bill, but we all know Congress should have done this a lot sooner. Let’s be honest. It took too long for politicians to respond, and American heroes died.

We did everything the politicians asked us to do and they still didn’t act when they had prior opportunities to do the right thing. I’m angry about how business is done in DC. There’s a disconnect between the members of Congress and real people who need help.

I don’t think they did this because they wanted to for moral reasons. I think they did it because they had to for political reasons.

I’ll never apologize for the tactics we used calling out members of Congress in their offices and in the halls of Congressional buildings.

A lot of people came together to make this happen. There are too many people to list. But the point is, we did this together. It’s our story to tell. And we thank you for your support.

Thank you.

John Feal
FealGood Foundation

Source: change.org

Zadroga Act finally passes through Congress; health care program extended 75 years for 9/11 first responders – Daily News story here