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Arizona Lawmakers Vow To Boost Firefighter Cancer Coverage

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A group of Arizona lawmakers are vowing to boost protections for firefighters and other first responders who are diagnosed with a cancer linked to the workplace to address concerns that some cities are denying coverage. 

Republican Sen. Heather Carter says a bill she's introducing Thursday will make clear that cancers listed in a 2017 law must be covered by workman's compensation insurance.

The measure pushed by Carter, Sen. Paul Boyer and a bipartisan group of lawmakers will also add two cancers common to women to the list of those presumed to be job-related  

 

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