I Thought We Already Took Care of This S@#t

  • Aired:  07/28/11
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The 9/11 Health Care Bill for Ground Zero first responders covers coughing, laryngitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome -- but not cancer. (2:54)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW.

EARLIER TONIGHT WE SAW HOW

THE DODD FRANK BILL HAS BEEN

SOMEWHAT DEBALLED BY A

COMBINATION OF LEGISLATIVE

COWARDIST AND SHENANIGANS.

THOSE AREN'T THE ONLY TWO

WAYS TO SUBMARINE THINGS.

>> A BILL HAS BEEN REACHED

IN THE SENATE TO PASS A 9/11

HEALTH-CARE BILL.

THE LEGISLATION WOULD

PROVIDE FREE MEDICAL CARE

FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO ARE

SUFFERING HEALTH PROBLEMS

AFTER WORKING AT GROUND

ZERO.

>> Jon: IT TOOK NINE YEARS

OF COMMITTED LEGISLATORS

WORKING TIRELESSLY WITH

FIRST RESPONDER ADVOCATES,

SOME OF THEM SADLY PASSING

AWAY BEFORE THE BILL'S

SIGNING TO BRING MUCH NEEDED

RELIEF TO THOSE WHO GAVE SO

MUCH DOWN AT GROUND ZERO.

FUNNY STORY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: AS IT TURNS OUT, AS

PART OF A POLITICAL

COMPROMISE, TO GET

BILL-PASSED, THE BILL DOES

NOT COVER CANCER TREATMENTS.

WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR NEW

SEGMENT, I THOUGHT WE

ALREADY TOOK CARE OF THIS

[BLEEP].

HOW DID WE NOT INCLUDE

CANCER?

THE BILL DOES COVER COUGHING,

LARYNGITIS AND CARPAL TUNNEL

SYNDROME BUT NOT CANCER.

YOU GET SCURVY NO PROBLEMO.

THESE LIMES ARE ON US.

BUT THE ONE DISEASE THAT YOU

SEEM TO DISPROPORTIONATELY

BE GETTING, YEAH, WE CAN'T

HELP YOU THERE.

IS THIS GOING TO BE FIXED?

>> THE ADMINISTRATOR SAID

THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO

PERIODIC REVIEWS FOR CANCER

AS NEW RESEARCH AND FINDINGS

ARE RELEASED.

>> THE LINK BETWEEN 9/11 AND

THE CANCERS THEN THEY WILL

BE COVERED BY THE FUND.

>> Jon: PROVE THE LINK.

SIR, CLEARLY YOU HAVE

CANCER.

AND CLEARLY YOU SPENT TIME

SIFTING THROUGH CARCINOGENS

IN SEARCH OF YOUR OWN LOVED

ONES AND COLLEAGUES AND THE

COLLEAGUES OF ONED ONES AND

YEARS BUT HOW DO I KNOW YOUR

CANCER ISN'T FROM-- IF YOU

JUST GIVE ME 20 YEARS I

THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE

SOME STATISTICS ABOUT THAT.

YOU KNOW WHAT, I HAVE AN

IDEA ABOUT THIS.

WHO GIVES A [BLEEP] THE

WORST-CASE SCENARIO HERE--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THE WORST CASE, THE

WORST CASE, THE WORST-CASE

SCENARIO HERE IS WE

ACCIDENTALLY TREATED A 9/11

RESPONDER'S CANCER EVEN

THOUGH HIS CANCER MAY NOT BE

PROVEN TO HAVE ITS GENESIS

ON 9/11.

HOW ABOUT EVERYONE WHO

WORKED DOWN THERE ON FILE

GETS A PASS ON THE EXACT

ORIGIN OF THEIR PERSONAL

TUMORS.

SO IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO

SPENT TIME ON THE PILE, I

DON'T CARE IF YOU ATE 200

SWEET & LO PACKETS SPRINKLE

ON YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL

TUMOROS WHILE AREAING A CELL

PHONE SUIT AND SMOKING

CHERNOBYL LIGHTS UNFILTERED

WHILE MAKING YOUR FAVORITE

SNACK, AGENT ORANGE JULIUS,

YOU GET CANCER, WE CO

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