The 1990s were a tumultuous decade for public and private officials seeking to privatize ambulance services. Public officials had hoped that local battles among providers early in the decade would bring greater competition and better services. However, consolidation and changes in reimbursements in the mid-1990s altered the landscape. Now, at the beginning of the 2000s, new models are emerging that offer public officials viable alternatives for achieving market-based solutions.
Get weekly updates from Reason.
Today's Top Topics
The Future of Local Emergency Medical Service: Ambulance Wars or Public-Private Truce?
Policy Update 18
This Study's Materials
- Policy Update, PDF, 202.4 KB
Robin A. Johnson
- Throwing Money at Bridges Will Not Fix the Problem (6/17)
- High-Speed Rail is a Luxury the U.S. Cannot Afford (6/11)
- A Labor Market Mired in Historical Lows is an Unhealthy Labor Market (6/7)
- Sasha Volokh on the Implications of the Louisiana Supreme Court Voucher Ruling (6/5)
- 77 percent of Californians Support Jerry Brown's School Funding Plan: Here Are Three Big Ideas to Make it Better (6/4)