By Bill Van Auken:
A national disgrace: sick 9/11 workers left without medical coverage
70 percent with respiratory ailments
9 September 2006
Thousands of rescue and recovery workers who responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center are now suffering from chronic, debilitating and potentially life-threatening illnesses.
The report issued September 6 by Mount Sinai Medical Center substantiating this fact points to a staggering health care crisis.
The way these workers have been treated is nothing short of a national disgrace, implicating every level of government, the entire political establishment and the profit system itself.
A government that has shamelessly exploited the events of 9/11 to promote criminal policies ranging from wars of aggression abroad to the destruction of democratic rights at home has largely turned its back on them, leaving thousands without medical coverage.
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Jen Sorensen cartoon on this: here.