Senate Republicans are blocking a vote on a bill to provide medical coverage for first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center site. I was not aware of this until I saw the full story on The Daily Show Thursday night. Along with editorial comment, four first responders were guests, who explained that their healthcare benefits had been discontinued and they were fighting with Workers’ Comp carriers for every dime of health care they received. You can see the show here:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Al Weigand is a health care analyst based in Jacksonville, FL.