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Jon Stewart joins Sept. 11 medical care push: first responders

(Reuters) First responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington said they will visit Congress with comedian Jon Stewart to push lawmakers to extend expiring medical programs as Friday marked 14 years since 9/11…
The World Trade Center Health Program, the part of the act that provides care to more than 70,000 responders, is set to expire in October.
Responders and advocates are pushing for a permanent extension and fear that anything less will eventually leave responders with financial burdens from expensive treatment.
In 2010, Stewart featured the bill, which had met strong Republican opposition in Congress, on "The Daily Show," interviewing four first-responders. The bill passed days later.
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