Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Non-Emergency 911 Calls Clog the System

Where do you go when you have a medical issue and have nowhere else to turn? More and more, EMTs are seeing people turning to 9-1-1 even for issues that do not require any emergency treatment. While the health care bill tries to reduce costs by rationing care, we are seeing more and more that people are willing to do whatever it takes to game any system to meet their immediate needs. Having been caring for an ailing mother with a horribly-painful-but-not-life-threating condition, I am seeing firsthand why people without family or a church are left with nowhere else to turn.


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