Congress aims to fund 9/11 health program deficit by adding to the upcoming $3.5T budget bill

Congress plans to make up the deficit in the World Trade Center health program funding in the new budget currently in the House.

The Fund is funded in the short term, but the surge in numbers enrolling and the high costs of treating cancer have made a deficit of nearly $3 billion for the long term, reports Michael McAuliff for the New York Daily News.

An announcement about funding is expected this afternoon.

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