Schumer: Feds Should Pay Hospitals For Ebola Preparations

Jan 8, 2015

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for the federal government to reimburse hospitals around the state that spent millions preparing for Ebola — even if they didn't see a single case of the disease.

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Schumer said Thursday his office surveyed hospitals around the state, determining that dozens of them spent between $25,000 and $40,000 on Ebola training, hazmat suits and other equipment. Five hospitals designated by the state as Ebola treatment centers spent an additional $5.5 million.

In New York City, more than $20 million was spent at Bellevue Hospital :  The federal government plans to announce soon how it will reimburse hospitals that treated Ebola patients.

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