I think that somewhere we need to evaluate the entire healthcare system as a whole. Emergency Medical Services is a part of the healthcare system. As we tend to fixing EMS issues and problems, are we doing anything to improve the quality of care over the entire system for our patients?
If we are looking to improve things for us (EMS) only...... Reimbursements is a place to start, then funding on a federal level for EMS services.
I'd like to see EMS continue to get its Federal dollars whether or not the Health Reform bill passes Congress. The EMS for Children program is too important to bundle into the America's Healthy Choices Act which risks NOT passing the Senate.