The Weekly talks expanding cancer coverage for firefighters, ongoing problems with unemployment benefits

News 6 investigator Mike Holfeld joins Justin Warmoth

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida is one step closer to expanding cancer coverage for firefighters.

News 6 investigator Mike Holfeld brought the concerns of first responders to state leaders, and it appears we’re closer to changing the law.

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Holfeld joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on” to break down one of his latest reports that included an Orange County firefighter who was denied benefits for having a form of cancer that’s not covered under the current legislation.

On top of that push, Holfeld has also helped countless Floridians navigate the unemployment system and get the benefits they’re owed throughout the pandemic. He’ll talk about his latest report that features a mother of four who finally received her benefits after seven months, and the legislation expected to be filed to fix the system in 2022.

Watch the full interview in the video player at the top of this story.

About the Author:

Justin Warmoth joined News 6 in February 2013 as our Brevard County reporter. In March of 2016, after anchoring the weekend mornings since August of 2015, Justin was promoted to weekday morning anchor. You can catch him Monday through Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and at noon.