Letter: Medical center CEO responds to free ambulance editorial
October 21, 2021
Providing a free Ambulance Service sounds like a novel idea. However, if the general purpose sales tax does pass, there is no statutory guarantee Ambulance will receive any funding. City Council members and County Commissioners will have ultimate authority on which entities are supported every year.
Our current relationship with the City of Green River is very good. They have told us they will fund the current losses, but that also assumes we will generate revenue ourselves by billing patient insurance.
If we stopped billing insurance the losses would be 60% higher and thus...