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    Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

    Workers who were involved in the response to the World Trade Center attack will not have their cancer treatments compensated under a program set up after September 11, according to a controversial decision released Tuesday by the World Trade Center Health Program.

    There is inadequate "published scientific and medical findings" that a causal link exists between September 11 exposures and the occurrence of cancer in responders and survivors, program Administrator John Howard said in a statement.

    Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer - CNN.com

    Really? Of all the things that we should be able to spend money on...
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    Re: Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

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    Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer - CNN.com

    Really? Of all the things that we should be able to spend money on...
    Yeah, I saw that. Can't think of anything that would express my outrage adequately. They should have been rich, then we'd have more people standing up for them.

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    Re: Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yeah, I saw that. Can't think of anything that would express my outrage adequately. They should have been rich, then we'd have more people standing up for them.
    Agreed. I don't like a lot of the things our government does. This however is, in a word, despicable.

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    This is horrible. I can't believe the incompetence.
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    This is horrible. I can't believe the incompetence.
    Not sure it is incompetence. I sadly think it is on purpose, meant to save dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure it is incompetence. I sadly think it is on purpose, meant to save dollars.
    Like it would really cost that ****ing much in the grand scheme of things. Any money they would save is negligible. I don't know how anyone could have supported this.
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    Like it would really cost that ****ing much in the grand scheme of things. Any money they would save is negligible. I don't know how anyone could have supported this.
    Neither do I, but they did. I think I will remember this come election time.

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    Re: Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    meant to save dollars
    ya think?

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    Re: Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

    For me it would depend on whether or not there were a reasonable correlation between 9/11 and the cancer.

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    Re: Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Lib View Post
    Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancer - CNN.com

    Really? Of all the things that we should be able to spend money on...
    There is also a casual link found between those people and their proximity to NYC.
    Maybe we should set up a fund to cover all people, who get cancer, that have also spent time in NYC.
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