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Retired Detroit Firefighters Battle Cancer And Medicals Bills04:51

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Detroit's retired firefighters made it through the city’s bankruptcy with their pensions intact, but they lost their healthcare.

Today, many of these retired firefighters aren't just battling illnesses like cancer – they’re also shouldering tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Michigan Radio’s Kate Wells reports.


This segment aired on March 24, 2015.

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