WTC Health Program to Offer Cancer Coverage Beginning in Mid-October
John Howard, MD, Administrator for the WTC Health Program and Director of the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, announced that treatment for many different kinds of cancer will be available at the WTC Health Program as a result of a final rule published by the federal government.
The rule adds all the cancers recommended by the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee in April, and proposed by Dr. Howard in June. Patients currently enrolled in the WTC Health Program may begin the process of certifying their cancers as WTC-related health conditions in mid-October, once the final rule takes effect. Other eligible responders and survivors can apply to enroll in the WTC Health Program.
Read the rule
Read Dr. Howard’s statement
Read Mayor Bloomberg’s statement