On Volunteer Firefighters Agenda: Better Cancer Coverage

On Volunteer Firefighters Agenda: Better Cancer Coverage

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Firefighters are also fighting a different battle: better cancer coverage.

That was one of the main topics at Sunday's Fireman's Association of the State New York meeting in Lowville. While last year a bill was passed that gave gap coverage to certain volunteers who meet the criteria required, the head of Northern New York's volunteer fireman association says that bill doesn't go far enough.

"This past year, the governor signed a bill and it was truly a compromise. We are seeking to get a better cancer coverage bill than we now have," said Arthur McRobbie, President NNY Volunteer Fireman's Association.

The association said the new current insurance plan doesn't cover people who were diagnosed with cancer before the law went into effect.

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