Reps. Maloney, Nadler & King praise expansion of WTC Health Program covered conditions list

Feb 14, 2014 Issues: 9/11 Attacks, Health Care

NEW YORK -- Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Peter King, lead sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, today offered the following joint statement praising the WTC Health Program Cancer Interim Final Rule, which amends the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List) found in the WTC Health Program regulations, and results in four specific cancers -- brain, cervix uteri (invasive cervical cancer), pancreas, and testis-- becoming eligible for coverage as WTC-related health conditions.

“A dozen years later, we’re finding that a wide variety of illnesses can be attributed to the toxins released at Ground Zero. The addition of these cancer types to the list of covered conditions will help keep our promise to the 9/11 responders and survivors. We applaud the WTC Health Program’s interim final rule and share the WTC Health program’s commitment to caring for those who gave and lost so much in response to this national tragedy.”

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