Emergency Medical Services: How Health Reform Could Hurt First Responders

Publication Date: January 2011

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

Author(s): Peter Swanson

Research Area: Health; Social conditions

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.