NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – It isn’t just first responders who will benefit from the James Zadroga 9/11 health bill, but also those who lived in Lower Manhattan.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports
About a month after 9/11, Elizabeth Williams and her family moved back into their home. She remembers the stench and the dust.
Now, she’s worried about her teenage daughter.
“When she gets a cold, if it goes into her chest, this is a big concern,” Williams told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell. “… and it can go on for months.”READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
This bill gives her some peace of mind.
Williams says, “It would help pay for the medical care, if G-d forbid, I would ever need it.”
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Congress finally passed the 9/11 health bill on Wednesday.