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Emergency Medical Services: How Health Reform Could Hurt First Responders

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Publication Date: January 2011

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Peter Swanson

Series: 737

Special Collection:

Topic: Health (Health services for low income people)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: EMS; ACA; Medicare; Insurance

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The scope of emergency services local governments provide
has expanded over the years from fire fighting and rescue to
providing advanced medical care, transport and a point-ofaccess
to the health system. As a result, emergency medical
services (EMS) have become more costly.