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Capitol Health Call
June 10, 2009

9/11 Health Bill

JAMA. 2009;301(22):2318. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.784

A House subcommittee hearing held April 22 provided a platform for advocates of a bill addressing health issues caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009 (HR 847 [http://thomas.loc.gov]), introduced February 4, would amend existing legislation to provide medical monitoring and treatment for those exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. The bill also would provide compensation for economic losses due to illnesses or injuries related to the attacks.

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