Ambulance tax question narrowly passes

By Randy Wyrick

EDWARDS — The valleywide ambulance district won its tax increase election by 24 votes, missing an automatic recount by 10.“People sometimes think their vote does not mean anything, but yes it does,” said Veronica Ross, the district’s administrative manager and designated election official. “We are elated.”Eagle County Health Service District faced a $1.8 million annual operating deficit because, under Obamacare, the federal government pays 7 cents for every dollar it costs the local ambulance district to transport a Medicaid patient. Changes in Medicaid enrollment pushed up the number of Medicaid patients the district transports by 300 percent, according to district …

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