MinnPost: Greater Minnesota cities seek funding for EMS delivery, infrastructure in ’24 session

EXCERPT: “Two organizations that represent Minnesota cities outside the Twin Cities region hope the Legislature will address several challenges facing their member cities, including stress on Emergency Medical Systems and infrastructure needs. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities, whose requests often overlap, are asking that funding for those two areas be included in this year’s bonding bill. One of those requests is for around $120 million to help EMS programs function. ‘Over the last two years, our communities have been literally ringing alarm bells about the fragility of the system,’ Bradley Peterson, CGMC’s executive director, said during a Zoom call about the organization’s legislative priorities. ‘Reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid and private insurance are simply not keeping up with the services provided. The fee-for-service model is, frankly, in many of our communities, not sustainable.'” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/4bNoJk8