Bloomberg Law
Jan. 17, 2023, 3:49 PM

9/11 Survivors See Uterine Cancer Added to Health Coverage List

Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez
Senior Reporter

Survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will get treatment benefits for uterine cancer under changes announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a government health program.

The CDC estimates that adding uterine cancer to the World Trade Center Health Program coverage list will cost between $1.7 million and $3.8 million annually, according to the final rule (RIN: 0920-AA82) in the Federal Register.

Under the program, law enforcement officers, firefighters, cleanup, and other responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks get treatment benefits and medical monitoring. Also covered are individuals who were in the dust or dust ...