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New York Program Will Support Ebola Medical Volunteers

by Associated Press
Ebola Medical Staff.

Army Medicine, Flickr 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas.

   De Blasio said it's incumbent on New York to play "a lead role in recruiting and supporting medical professionals" because the city and state are home to so many top-rated hospitals and medical schools.

   The initiative is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists.

Bronx Clinics Could Lose Medicaid Funding

by Claudia Morell
Patients watching the former state senator speak
Claudia Morell/WFUV

A network of health clinics in the Bronx founded by embattled former state senate majority leader Pedro Espada, could be headed for shut down.  Soundview HealthCare Network could reportedly lose millions in Medicaid funding as the state investigates its finances.

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