FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. A federal government source said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014,  a surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The doctor will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that the doctor’s wife, who also lives in Maryland, has asked the State Department to investigate whether he is well enough to be flown to Nebraska.

In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, Vince and Patty Mastracco  display some of the paperwork they have received from their health insurance company in their home in Folsom, Calif.  The pair are both self-employed and purchased their own health policies before the Affordable Care Act and never had difficulty getting care. Last year, they chose a similarly priced “bronze” policy on California’s version of the health marketplace.  The couple have been unable to find a bone specialist who would accept their insurance to care for a mysterious lump on Patty's knee.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

4 Americans: How health care law affected them

More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard.

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Health workers on the front-line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering the $6.2 billion emergency aid request.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Despite reports that the number of infections is slowing in some parts of West Africa, cases still are rising in other areas,