9/11 workers

Moore Film's 9/11 Workers Denied Insurance, Sought Care in Cuba

Source: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/06/26/81111.htm

Moore Film's 9/11 Workers Denied Insurance, Sought Care in Cuba

By Verena Dobnik

June 26, 2007

Three ground zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie "Sicko'' charged they were targeted by the U.S. government because of their participation.

"It's ridiculous after what we did for the city and the country on that day, that they won't allow us to go 90 miles offshore to get treated,'' Reggie Cervantes, a 46-year-old EMT who worked with only a thin dust mask after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, said.

The Brooklyn-based worker, among the first responders performing triage on the street below the burning towers, now suffers from severe pulmonary diseases, as well as kidney and liver problems.

9/11 workers from Moore film fear political attack

Source: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--sicko-workers0622jun22,0,3020596.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

9/11 workers from Moore film fear political attack

By VERENA DOBNIK
Associated Press Writer

June 22, 2007, 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Three ground zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie "Sicko" charged Friday they were targeted by the U.S. government because of their participation.

"It's ridiculous after what we did for the city and the country on that day, that they won't allow us to go 90 miles offshore to get treated," said Reggie Cervantes, a 46-year-old EMT who worked with only a thin dust mask after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Brooklyn-based worker, among the first responders performing triage on the street below the burning towers, now suffers from severe pulmonary diseases, as well as kidney and liver problems.

No money to treat 9/11 workers, $3 billion a week to fight Iraq?

Source: http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1551.shtml

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No money to treat 9/11 workers, $3 billion a week to fight Iraq?

By Jerry Mazza

Online Journal Associate Editor

Dec 20, 2006, 03:14

Is this a new 9/11 conspiracy The New York Times is reporting? That “roughly $40 million that was set aside by the federal government to treat rescue workers, volunteers and firefighters who became ill after helping with the 9/11 cleanup and recovery will run out in months, physicians and federal officials said yesterday.” And the fund goes broke while the war meter ticks in Iraq at nearly $3 billion a week?

On top of that, that sanctimonious Contra criminal, Robert Gates, sworn in Monday as defense secretary warns us that failure in Iraq would be a “calamity” that would haunt the United States for years. Well Bobby, we’ve got a “calamity” here in New York (still part of the United States) that has haunted us for five years and won’t go away. So take your “commanders' assessments” “unvarnished and straight from the shoulder” and you know where to put ‘em.