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Barrar’s Committee Explores the Impact of a Firefighter Cancer Presumption

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HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, this week hosted a public hearing on potential changes to the Firefighter Cancer Presumption Act.

 

“I held the hearing so the committee could move toward three goals: get the insurance trusts back in the market, lower the premium that municipal governments pay for firefighters’ worker’s compensation insurance and ensure that a strong list of cancers remain as presumptions,” Barrar said.

 

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During the hearing, Barrar and committee members heard testimony from lawyers who represent firefighters in health care cases, general counsel for a group fund which provides workers’ compensation coverage and an occupational medicine physician. There were also a number of other associations and individuals who testified to provide a full and fair perspective on the issues. Some topics that were discussed include subrogation, enhanced reporting and prostate cancer as it relates to firefighters.

 

“The committee and I look forward to continuing the discussion, with input from all stakeholders, about how to best serve our firefighters. I believe this will bring us to the best solution,” Barrar said.

 

To view footage of the House Veterans’ Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee’s public hearing, click here:   https://www.stevebarrar.com/Video/746272853/House_Veteran

 

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