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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Caller has health-exchange issues, but we’re on it

To answer a caller’s question, the state exchange and Medicaid are two different things, and neither affects the other. People who make too much to qualify for Medicaid — that’s more than $16,105 a year for a single and $32,913 for a family of four — have to buy private coverage through the exchange.

No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

Whooping cough spreading fast in Delaware

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. Through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials. Of those cases, 187 were in Amish country, where many children do not receive vaccinations due to religious beliefs.