The 9/11 health program for the Ground Zero health workers are hampered by a number of loopholes. Shaky cost estimates and unsteady spending are hampering the program according to a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In its report it concludes that five years after the attacks the government still doesn't have a consistent set of programs - or a good sense of what Ground Zero illnesses will cost.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the agency overseeing 9/11 health issues. This agency