Statement from the WTC Program Administrator John Howard, M.D., on the Reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
I am pleased to announce that on December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This includes reauthorization of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program for 75 years, ending in 2090.
The very good news about the reauthorization is that you can be assured of uninterrupted healthcare from the WTC Health Program in the future.
What does the reauthorization change about the current Program:
While the renewal of the Program includes changes to some aspects of the Program, your medical monitoring and treatment benefits will not be affected.
Here are highlights of the changes to WTC Health Program:
Thank you for your continued support. I wish you and your friends and families a very Happy New Year. If you have any questions about the WTC Health Program, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 or email us at WTC@cdc.gov.
John Howard, M.D.
Administrator, World Trade Center Health Program