NYC Private Hospitals Looking At Big Bills To Run 911 EMS. Should They Pay?

In the latest effort to get local government spending down, NYC wants voluntary hospitals to pay up to $1 million a year to have their ambulances respond to 911 calls. Should they consider paying?

This episode of EMS Office Hours talks about this proposal, feedback from the field, potential hazards looming and maybe a bit more. Joined by several guest callers and chat room participants this hot EMS topic is one that has the potential to effect not just NYC EMS providers but the citizens of the city as well.

Take a listen to hear several view points and be sure to post your comments as well below.



Show Links:

The Social Medic – Dave Konig – http://thesocialmedic.net/2010/12/fdny-and-bloomberg-replace-ambulances-providing-911-service-with-extortion-services/

Rogue Medic Blog-  http://roguemedic.com/2010/12/ny-city-decides-to-cut-back-on-ambulances/

WSJ Blog –   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703493504576007743046682606.html

Save Our Hospital Based 911 Services Facebook Fan Page:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Save-Our-Hospital-Based-911-Ambulance-Services/183373018345212

Contact your local City Council – http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml