Saturday, September 12, 2009

Remembering 9/11 with Health Care Reform

I know, I'm a day late. I didn't forget 9/11. I read about the happenings all over the U.S. & the world for that matter to commemorate that horrific day & as well it should be, but what about honoring the surviving rescue workers & volunteers who did survive 9/11? The only one who honored them was "America's most feared film maker", Michael Moore with the help of three of those uncovered rescue workers: Reggie Cervantes, William Maher & John Graham in the movie Sicko

Many of them chronically ill with lung damage & other conditions related to being exposed to the toxicity of the smoke & debris at Ground Zero. They seem to be the forgotten ones. Most can't work anymore due to their mental & physical problems. What did the Bush administration do to 'honor' them?? "...cutting health care funding for Sept. 11 first responders by 77 percent and in December when he canceled a health monitoring and treatment program for Ground Zero workers."  Georgie & his administration seemed to have no problem spending trillions on both wars in Afghanistan & Iraq, but decided to cut the budget to care for these workers here at home? How obscene is that?

About 90% of Ground Zero rescue workers don't have access &/or health care coverage according to Talk about hypocrisy: the tea-baggers, Birthers & other neo-cons including that bungling red neck, Joe Wilson from Sath-Carolanee whining about coverage for illegal aliens, they have forgotten about these heroes who can no longer work due to their health issues & thus have no health coverage.

Obama made a great point when he said the best way to remember 9/11 is through volunteerism & Cervantes, Maher & Graham are doing just that by "fighting for social justice and access to humane medical treatment for all Americans."

Let 9/11 be a reminder as to why health care reform in the United States is so necessary.  
ALL Americans (as well as all humanity deserve to be covered). Anything less than that would be just : 


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