Firefighters Diagnosed With Occupation Cancer Often Left Hanging By The Very Cities They Protected

Firefighters these days are more likely to die of cancer than in the blazes themselves. But health coverage plans haven’t adapted to that reality. “My city’s workers’ comp carrier initially flat-out said, ‘We don’t cover cancer,'” said firefighter Patrick Mahoney. He appealed his case and won, twice, but then the city of Baytown, Texas, sued him to get the decision reversed.