Ahead of September 11 anniversary, Congress scrambles to fully fund World Trade Center Health Program

Estimates of how much would be needed to fund healthcare for those made ill by the World Trade Center toxins underestimated both the number of people sick and the rise in health care costs. The underestimation is not critical yet – current funding levels would keep care going for the time being.

Lawmakers have drawn up the 9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act to amend the funding to ensure that care continues, reports Michael McAuliff for the New York Daily News.

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