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65 -  The September 11 Second Wave- Continued Care for 9/11 survivors.#NeverForget

65 - The September 11 Second Wave- Continued Care for 9/11 survivors.#NeverForget

On this day , we remember and honor the victims , survivors and responders of the September 11,2001 attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The World Trade Center Registry, in New York, is a voluntary registry that continues to identify and monitor the health of those affected by these attacks. So far, an increase in asthma, PTSD , heart disease and certain cancers have been noted. For the victims and their families, the costs of care were covered , to a degree, by the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund from 2001-2004. Now, the 9/11 James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act , signed into law by President Obama in 2011, offers financial assistance for healthcare costs for all those directly affected by the 9/11 attacks. Continued awareness and permanent funding is necessary to cover the health related costs of all those directly affected by the 9/11 attacks.

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