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Augusta ambulance issues get messier with Gold Cross lawsuit

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - With more questions than answers, Augusta leaders did not move forward on setting ambulance rates, Tuesday.

The city is applying to the state to take over as the ambulance provider and the proposal was to set the amount the city will charge to haul patients to the hospital.

But the vote was put off as city leaders said they need a workshop on how the whole process will work

"Again with the fees, there are some concerns about that and those who can't afford to pay. How do we handle those individuals and it's just kind of all over the place right now. I want us to have real discussions and put everything on the table. Let's try to come to the best compromise, I guess," said Mayor Pro-Tem Mary Davis.

Meanwhile Gold Cross filed a lawsuit today to prevent Augusta from replacing it as the city's ambulance zone provider, CEO Vince Brogdan tells NewsChannel 6 the whole process has been tainted from the start.


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