It’s a decision that been a long time coming – the inclusion of 50-new types of cancer that will expand health care coverage – for 9/11 first responders who spent time at Ground Zero.

You can find the complete list of covered illnesses in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act…

signed by the President last year…and named after NYPD Detective James Zadroga.

He died – at the age of 34 – a little more than four years after working at Ground Zero.

But like Zadroga, there are other 9/11 first responders who didn’t live to see this day.

I thank them for adding it. Ya know – it’s 11 years too late, but”, said TJ Gilmartin.



In a joint statement, NY Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say

“We will press on – with advocates, the community, and our partners in government – to ensure that all those who suffered harm from 9-11 and its aftermath get the access to the program they so desperately need.”

But New York’s Senators aren’t alone.

Through hard news reporting and biting commentaries…Pix11 has been out in front of this issue….

But fight is not over.

With additional patients...there will be the need for more funding…and that concerns 9/11 first responder John Feal.

“We're at the 50-yard line.  We have to make sure that there's enough money in there to compensate these victims, uniform and non-uniform”, Feal said.