Not all states see ambulance service as ‘essential’
When someone with a medical emergency calls 911, they expect an ambulance to show up. But sometimes, there simply isn’t one available. Most states don’t declare emergency medical services (EMS) to be an “essential service,” meaning the state government isn’t required to provide or fund them. Now, though, a growing number of states are taking […]
Opinion: The value of life-saving emergency services is worth the price tag
By Lisa Schaefer We live in a world of monthly subscriptions. Whether it’s your two or three favorite movie streaming services, an online TV package or a gaming product, it’s likely that you receive a number of autopay notifications between $6 to $15 every month. And it’s no secret; those rates are climbing at a […]
Lanc. Co. EMS faces funding deficit, the latest in a trend of statewide EMS funding woes
The money is needed to hire new employees -- 30 of the positions at LEMSA are currently unfilled -- and provide fund wage increases for its 155 workers.. Ultimately, however, it’s to prevent LEMSA from having to reduce its service area for the first time in its history.