This video is shared with permission of Anthony Emanuele, who created a page on FaceBook that says:
The purpose of this page is to show support for 9/11 Responders by gathering voices in passing Bill HR-847. We ask that concerned citizens and even those from other nations join us in lobbying to gain the attention of politicians who are in a position to recognize our plight. We need voices to speak out for the ones we lost and those that will be gone....
We need voices to speak out for the ones we lost and those that will be gone.
As a Responder myself, many of my friends died on 9/11 and more are sick or have died since. Many have suffered due to medical expenses, inadequate insurance or denials of medical coverage. As well, many First Responders’ families have suffered due to not only illness and deaths related to 9/11, but the added financial stress caused by lack of adequate coverage during their most difficult times. Some have even lost their homes due to medical costs and inadequate benefits.
The passing of Bill HR-847 will allow these Responders, their spouses and children, to focus on their medical needs without added fear and stress for their financial survival.
I myself was outraged when President Obama did a 180 on the 9/11 health bill.
PLEASE – WE MUST BE HEARD ON THIS ISSUE. Call and be nice - like the decent people we are - but be strong and let DC know... we were here when all HELL BROKE OUT - NOW PLEASE BE HERE FOR US!!!
Let’s get Bill HR-847 is passed before someone else dies thinking his or her country let them down.
Go and read more about this group and their mission on FB, here. The title of that group on FB is:
From the little research I have done on this, it appears that the politicians, as always, are dragging their heels, playing politics. As they do that, we lose more of our 9/11 heroes to illnesses that they would never have been exposed to if they had turned away on 9/11.
Please join this group, and also read Bill HR 847 here.
What follows is a CBS interview that John did. Take a look:
This video is part of an article which has lots more vital information on this important issue. Go - now - and read that here.
It is a national disgrace that nine years after the worst terrorist attack on US soil, politicians are still refusing to properly - and permanently - take care of those heroes who took care of Americans on 9/11.
John's widow Jennifer in an interview last January:
Wife of late 9/11 firefighter John McNamara 'heartbroken' over Obama's lack of support for plan
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU Sunday, January 31st 2010, 4:00 AMGabel for NewsJennifer McNamara, here with her son Jack, lost her husband, 9/11 firefighter John McNamara, last August of cancer. She's no longer sure if she should give President Obama her husband's badge.