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Authors Of 9/11 Health Care Bill Push To Expand Coverage

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Authors of the Zadroga health care bill are pushing to quickly expand coverage for 9/11 first responders.

Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Peter King sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

They want her to appoint members to a panel created under the bill before the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The panel would then review evidence and make suggestions on providing coverage for additional 9/11-related health conditions.

Last month, the doctor overseeing the program said studies did not show a clear link between cancer and dust at the World Trade Center.

First responders with cancer cannot currently benefit from the bill, but lawmakers hope new research will soon change that. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP