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U.S. will reimburse hospitals that treat Haitians

New York Times, February 2, 2010

The federal government has announced that it would reimburse American hospitals who treat Haitian earthquake victims with life-threatening injuries, making it possible for more hospitals in states outside Florida to consider taking those patients. The military medical evacuation flights had been suspended for five days after Florida officials complained that their hospitals were being overwhelmed with patients, and that no plan had been put in place to reimburse the hospitals for the care they were providing, the New York Times reports.