Now the, er, inconvenient truth -- they were actually eligible for free health care under not one -- but at least three programs operating today.
The WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program is a consortium of providers, including: Bellevue Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Nassau County University Medical Center, Queens College Ground Zero Health Watch, SUNY-Stony Brook, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and other providers nationwide. Call (888) 702-0630 or (212) 241-1554, or visit www.wtcexams.org . Nearly 40 percent of the people being served by the program do NOT have health insurance and are receiving free care. Even if they worked for one day or a couple of hours at Ground Zero they are receiving care.
The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a non-profit organization that provides occupational health referrals in your area. Contact AOEC at 1010 Vermont Ave., NW #513, Washington, DC 20005, call (888) 347-2632 or (202) 347-4976, or www.aoec.org. New York State Occupational Health Clinic Network. For more information, contact your local occupational health clinic or the New York State Department of Health at (800) 458-1158, x7900 or (518) 402-7900, or visit www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/environ/occupate.htm .
We provide these links in the hopes that those in need get the care they deserve instead of the misinformation that will be fed to them in Sicko. Moore's movie does a disservice to the compassion and hard work of the caring professionals who actually improve the lives of 9-11 workers instead of exploiting them.