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As New York senator, and even as secretary of state, one group of people Hillary Clinton has steadfastly kept at her side are the families and first responders of 9/11.

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This evening Hillary appeared at an event dedicated to renewing healthcare for the 9/11 responders who continue developing serious health conditions and dying at an alarming rate.

She described ‘the pile,’  which she visited on 9/12/01, as ” a scene from Dante’s Inferno” and told the audience,  “Last week,  we mourned.  This week, we mobilize.”   She called organized labor her principal ally in the struggle for healthcare for these workers. A few Images and quotes here thanks to Emily Ngo of Newsday on Twitter.

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‘The pile,’ you may remember,  burned from 9/11/01 until 2/12/02 when it was finally extinguished.   Those who worked there went every single day without thought for their own health or welfare.  We should remember them in those days as what they were, soldiers on a battlefield.  It was, after all,  the site of an attack on the homeland.

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Continuing healthcare for first responders was not the only health issue Hillary has addressed  so far this week.   Yesterday, in D.C. she told cardiologists at a Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) that the fee-for-service model in medical care may be on its way out.

Hillary to TCT: Fee-for-Service Days Are Numbered

Published: Sep 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says fee-for-service medicine is probably an idea whose time has passed.

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Yesterday she tweeted her congratulations to California for winning paid sick days.

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Report: Hillary Clinton heading to Mexico

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The possible presidential frontrunner is expected to attend a scholarship event. | Getty

Hillary Clinton is reportedly heading to Mexico later this week.

The possible Democratic presidential front-runner is expected to attend a Friday event celebrating scholarship students who are the beneficiaries of billionaire Carlos Slim’s charity, Bloomberg News reported.

Hillary Clinton to mark 9/11 anniversary at NYC fundraiser for responders and kin

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hillary Clinton will mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in part by headlining a fundraiser for a group that monitors federal programs designed to help Sept. 11 responders, survivors and family members.

The group, 9/11 Health Watch, announced Wednesday that the former First Lady will be a special guest at the Sep. 16th event, which is hosted by the New York State AFL-CIO and other groups.

It will be held in the United Federation of Teachers’ Manhattan headquarters.

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