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WTC Health Program Nears Enrollment Cap

Posted 9/13/19

Without congressional action, the World Trade Center Health Program is projected to hit its statutory limit of 25,000 new 9/11 first-responder enrollees as early as October 2020, according to a letter written to Sen. Chuck Schumer by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

The letter was required under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. Under the legislation, Congress had to be notified when the WTC Health Program, which provides health care to first-responders and WTC survivors, hit 80 percent of the cap, which occurred early this month.

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