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9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passes

Finally, a version of the 9/11 First Responders Health Care bill has passed Congress by a vote of 206-60. This will finally give additional long-term medical care and benefits to the firefighters, police, and other emergency crews and other people who were on the site of the World Trade Center bombing, even before the buildings began to come down.

Much like Tricare’s refusal to provide Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for enlisted personnel and veterans suffering from head-trauma and brain injuries, the refusal and foot-dragging over this initiative was a source of national shame. So many of the Republican party War Hawks, the Tea Party, FoxNews, etc., love talking the big “Let’s go bomb the enemies of freedom!” talk, but are cowards and misers when it comes to supplying the care for those who actually went out and got the job(s) done.

Not surprising. Lots of people like to speak tough from far-away.