What once would have been unthinkable is now becoming routine. Following the lead of cities like Scranton, the city of Folsom is resorting to extreme (and frightening) measures in an attempt to curb its budget crisis:
“FOLSOM (CBS13) – Starting Monday, the city of Folsom’s fire department will charge $225 for anyone needing a paramedic.
In an era where every American is watching how they spend their money, Folsom’s move follows an alarming trend in how fire departments are delivering first response medical aid.
Folsom’s fire department is just the latest to charge a fee for its medical aid.”