President Barack Obama Signs James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act
President Obama signed the 9/11 health bill into law on January 2, 2011. This law gives health coverage to the first responders to the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. The law amends the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001. It will also reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 to give financial assistance to those harmed in the attacks.