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Obama Signs 9/11 Health Bill

January 03, 2011  | 

President Obama has signed into law the 9/11 health bill approved by Congress at the end of 2010, reports the New York Times.

Obama took time out of his Hawaiian vacation on Sunday to sign the law that provides $4.3 billion in health benefits to the first responders, including NYPD officers, of the 9/11 attacks.

The measure covering the cost of medical care for rescue workers and others sickened by toxic fumes and dust after the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Read the full story at NYTimes.com.


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