Health insurance for federal firefighters now available

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The promised coverage by President Obama has now gone into effect. Seasonal firefighters who are officially considered to be temporary federal employees are now eligible to receive health insurance following a coverage campaign that brought rapid results from the president. It was a matter of days before the promise was made, and days again for the implementation to occur. These firefighters can now take part in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program in the same way as full-time federal workers. This includes the ability to receive family coverage from the…

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Obama gives the nod to health insurance for seasonal firefighters

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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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