9/11 Health Program Flawed

by Medindia Content Team on  July 25, 2007 at 6:32 PM General Health News
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9/11 Health Program Flawed
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).
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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.

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the agency overseeing 9/11 health issues. This agency
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