The 9/11 first responders were the firemen, policemen, etc, that were the first on the scene of the Twin Tower terrorist attacks. The towers were built in the 70s, and due to the materials, when they burned they released horrible toxic gases and fumes, that are poisonous obviously. This combined with the smoke of two massive buildings going up in flames led to cancer and horrible health issues in the majority, if not all, of the brave men and women who ran into the Twin Towers to save lives. Because of this, they have gotten free health care for the health issues caused by that for the past 18 years.
Now, the government wants to revoke that.
Today was the Congress hearing to listen to the 9/11 first responders. Many first responders, dying and sickly, dragged themselves to this hearing. One man came from his 70TH chemo treatment. And more than 2/3 of Congress didn't show up. Almost no one came to this hearing.
Its disgusting to me California will now be providing free health care to illegal immigrants, but we will no longer provide health care for the bravest men and women our country have to offer.