Chuck Schumer asks feds to pay NYC Ebola patient’s $20M tab

Chuck Schumer asks feds to pay NYC Ebola patient’s $20M tab

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the federal government should reimburse New York City and Bellevue Hospital for costs related to Ebola.

Schumer said yesterday that more than $20 million has been spent on tracking health professionals and others arriving from Ebola-stricken countries and treating Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician who recovered from the illness after receiving treatment at Bellevue.

Schumer says federal reimbursement for most of the costs is justified because the efforts are helping to prevent the deadly disease from getting a foothold in the United States.

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