Obama gives the nod to health insurance for seasonal firefighters

Obama reacting to the health care reform in 2010

The President is offering federal coverage for those employees who are risking their lives for others. In response to a petition and a request from seasonal firefighters for federal health insurance coverage, President Barack Obama has given his approval to provide these temporary workers with access to the medical plans. The loophole that formerly denied some federal employees this health insurance has now been closed. The President has acknowledged that these firefighters risk their lives to save people and their homes and belongings from fire, and that in return they…

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