The following letter to the editor was published in the El Segundo Herald newspaper (HeraldPublications.com) on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in the Letters section on page 2. The El Segundo Herald has a strict 250-word limit, including the title.
Call a Taxi?
I just saw the letter about the outrageous ambulance bill. I had the same thing happen to my daughter. Not only was the dollar amount outrageous, but how much of the bill is going to the firm contracted to collect the payment? This city should be ashamed. Next time folks, call a taxi.
– Lillian Wendel
NOTE: This letter is in response to the July 16, 2015 letter to the El Segundo Herald titled “Feels Bill is Excessive and Unnecessary” by Marc Rener about El Segundo, California paramedic transport bills sent to residents who call 911 and are taken to the hospital, although city taxes already pay for the fire department.