Health Program for 9/11 Rescue Workers To Expire
A deadline to extend funding for a federal program that provides health care and financial compensation to rescue workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has passed, meaning the programs will expire unless further action is taken. While programs can continue through 2016, they must begin winding down before the scheduled expiration date. The health programs will begin transitioning in the summer and officially shut down on Sept. 30, 2016. The closure will effectively end the programs' health care services, medical monitoring and research tracking first responders' health.
- "9/11 Health Program Expires Amid Funding Showdown" (Bowman, "Hill Blotter," Roll Call, 10/1).