URGENT: Ask Congress to Support EMS-Specific Relief
Ambulance services, please follow the instructions below. Members of the community, please click here to send an email!
Contact Your Members of Congress Today on Ambulance Specific Funding!
Congress returned this week from recess and has three weeks in which to get another COVID relief package passed before their August recess.
Please contact your Senators and Representative today and ask that they advocate for a funding program under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund specifically for the increased costs, loss of revenue and uncompensated care facing ground ambulance service organizations due to COVID-19.
Please e-mail your Senators and Representative today!
It will take you only a few minutes per Congressional office to email a letter. Just follow these steps.
1. USE LETTER TEMPLATE: CLICK HERE to access a draft letter. Please customize your letter including the cities and towns you serve, and any additional details as to services you are providing during the COVID-19 outbreak and the financial impact on your operation.
2. LOOK UP YOUR SENATORS AND THEIR WEBFORM ADDRESS: CLICK HERE to access a list of the webform addresses of your Senators.
3. LOOK UP YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND THEIR WEBFORM ADDRESS: CLICK HERE and enter your zip code to find the online contact form of your Representative.
4. SEND LETTERS TO MEMBERS: Follow the webform link into your Internet browser and you will be directed to the webpage for contacting your member of Congress. Fill in your contact information, cut and paste your letter into the comments box and hit submit.
In addition to advocating for Congress to include funding specifically for ground ambulance services in the next COVID-19 economic relief package, the AAA is pressing for the Department of Health and Human Services to allocate more funding to EMS under the $75 billion already appropriated to the PHSSEF through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Assistance Act.
The AAA will continue to fight for our members as your operation and paramedic and EMTs are on the front lines of combating the Coronavirus.