Ambulance Costs To Increase Under New San Diego Deal
On Monday, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved a no-bid contract with ambulance service provider Rural/Metro. Under the contract, the average cost of an ambulance ride in San Diego on July 1 will be $1,820, up 39% from an average cost of $1,305 in mid-2011. The council previously had voted to put the ambulance service up for a competitive bid, but the plan was delayed by former Mayor Jerry Saunders (R) and current Mayor Bob Filner (D).
- "SD Extends Ambulance Deal, Rates Go Up" (Gustafson, UT-San Diego, 6/24).