Transcript for Ground Zero Health Fund Opens to Cancer Victims
Cancers that hadn't been covered by a federal compensation fund will now be covered more than fifty. Types of cancer but will there be enough money in the font Eyewitness News reporter Donald miles is -- lower Manhattan tonight with our lead story now. -- more than 60000 people are now receiving health treatment. And are involved in the World Trade Center health problem and then more than hundreds have -- pay out from the victim's compensation finds. Those numbers are expected to surge as a result of this new ruling. Talking you're safe are -- making it. Not anymore. Today the national occupational safety and help. Especially added fifty different types of cancer conditions covered under the as a joke act. Legislation that provides health care and compensation to recover workers who got -- at ground zero. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- John peeled -- part of his left foot during the cleanup. He started to feel good foundation to help raise money for -- 9/11 related illness. There are those who have Paris. Who wanted to be in another witness today that case it's the bill and Santa. Until today only those like TJ Gil Martin who had been suffering from respiratory digested and musculoskeletal disorders have qualified for the program. But not there. Most of the guys died of cancer in 99.9 percent on bite of needed rain chances. We represent -- together approximately 250 people have already been diagnosed with cancers. But for the vast majority of our clients who have respiratory problems. Many of them will get cancer. And now there's a big concern is what's left in the four point three billion dollar victims compensation fund won't be enough to cover every -- Even for the illnesses -- -- included there's not enough money a question about finding the bond trader declined to answer Monday. It's not how she stands and so I don't I just don't want to -- -- -- and I'll be happy talk you guys tomorrow. And so advocates say this is not over the next steps are to go back to congress and -- for them to. Extended the -- -- -- -- beyond five years. And also to make sure there's enough money and get more money back and -- victims compensation. Reporting live in lower Manhattan -- -- channel seven Eyewitness News.
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