Opioid epidemic putting strain on ambulance services


THAT COULD BE PUTTING YOUR HEALTH AT RISK. PORCHA JOHNSON IS LIVE WITH THAT. REPORTER: LAWMAKERS SAY WITH THE INCREASE IN OVERDOSES, AMBULANCES ARE TREATED MORE PEOPLE. THE BIG CONCERN IS AMBULANCE COMPANIES ARE ONLY BEING REIMBURSED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR TREATMENT IF THEY TRANSPORT THE VICTIMS TO THE HOSPITAL. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TOOK A STEP TO CHANGE THAT WEIRD HOUSE BILL 1013 WAS AMENDED. LAWMAKERS SAY THIS LEGISLATION IS IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO SAVE AMBULANCE COMPANIES FROM GOING UNDER.>>AMBULANCE COMPANIES ARE SHUTTING THEIR DOORS. WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED OVER HOW THEY ARE PAID AND THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY ARE BEING PAID TO KEEP THEM OPEN. REPORTER: THE HOUSE BILL WILL GO TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. I AM TOLD IT IS EXPECTED TO

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