ambulance fees | editorial
Cities shouldn’t set own rates
The stubborn dispute between insurers and the state’s private ambulance companies has gone on for far too long. It needs to be solved, but a solution will require credible information about the real cost of the emergency service those companies provide. Last fall, Governor Patrick proposed that the health plans pay either the rate they would give in-network companies or 300 percent of the Medicare rate, whichever is less. That’s a reasonable idea.