Ambulance district reeling from Medicaid costs

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The local ambulance district is looking at a big hole in its budget, and the culprit seems to be the federal Affordable Care Act. That hole has the Eagle County Health Service District going to voters in a May 3 mail ballot election.The district provides ambulance and paramedic services along the Interstate 70 corridor between Vail Pass and Dotsero, and also covers the county north of the interstate. In May, voters in that district will be asked to approve a tax increase of .75 mill — the unit of measurement for property taxes. For a home with …

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