Calif. ambulance company defends high fees

Company officials say that only 5 percent of those using the service pay in full, which runs the price up

By Erika Cervantes

FRESNO, Calif. — If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.

As paramedics and EMT's prepare for their day, they're ready to help anyone who needs them.

"We're going to respond to every request. Once we get there we're going to figure out the need and provide that need to the patient," says Edgar Escobedo from 'American Ambulance'.

Full story: Special investigation: Why are ambulance bills so expensive?

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