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September 11 / First Responders / Health Coverage #1030481

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 10, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the expansion of health insurance coverage for first responders on and after September 11, 2001, introduced. [In interview, 9/11 first responder Kenny SPECHT†- says it took 11 years to get this cancer coverage done; states it was an honor to be at the World Trade Center back then, but the medical officials had no baseline for decision-making with no precedent for this; recalls breathing in the "green" smoke at the site: a toxic environment that needed hazard suits.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Sanjay Gupta) Why it took so long for cancer coverage for firefighters and other responders based on health records for firefighters and the toxic nature of materials at the WTC discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay

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