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Hospitals ask feds to help pay for their role in Ebola fight
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals and lawmakers are asking why the $6.2 billion the Obama administration requested for battling Ebola doesn’t include any money to reimburse hospitals for the high cost of treating patients with the virus or preparing for the possibility of more cases.U.S. hospitals have seen nine cases of Ebola in the past four months. Most of the patients were healthcare workers who had traveled to Africa to help treat victims at the source of the outbreak. They also include Liberian man Thomas Eric Duncan and two nurses who were infected while treating Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.