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Sure Looks Like Sacha Baron Cohen Got A Right-Wing Rally To Do A Racist Sing-Along

The comedian and prankster Sacha Baron Cohen appears to have duped a right-wing group this weekend, leading to a racist sing-along that got some in the crowd chanting lines such as “sushi eaters, what’re we gonna do? Inject them with the Wuhan flu.” Backed by a five-piece band, a man in lumpy overalls and a European accent goaded the Olympia, WA crowd into a call-and-response number. Witnesses suggested the man was Cohen. “Journalists, what’re we gonna do? Chop ’em up like the Saudis do!” he ...
Tags: News, Washington, House, Arizona, Npr, Black Lives Matter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Wuhan, Trump, Marshall, Cohen, AMR, Olympia WA, Acosta, Baron Cohen, American Medical Response

Employment Law Checklist Project: Civil Emergencies & Employment Protection

A few weeks, I talked about the impact that a public health emergency might have on employers and the statute addressing such emergencies. Today, Governor Ned Lamont invoked those provisions in declaring a public health emergency. But in doing so, he also invoked another provision, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 28-9 –– the civil preparedness emergency statute. And it’s that provision that — potentially — gives him broad powers unlike any that we see in normal times. The key provision here is Section 28-...
Tags: Law, United States, Sena, American Medical Response, Connecticut Supreme Court, Ned Lamont, Employment Protection, Civil Emergencies Employment Protection

Seattle EMT strike on hold as ambulance company agrees to continue bargaining

EMTs who work for the private ambulance company American Medical Response and make a starting wage of $15.54 an hour have called off their planned strike.
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Contract talks stall between Seattle’s EMTs and American Medical Response, setting stage for possible strike

Emergency medical technicians who work for American Medical Response have rejected the latest contract offer from the company and authorized a strike. The Seattle Fire Department says it's "exploring various contingency options."
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Voters guide to California’s 11 ballot propositions

On Nov. 6, voters will weigh 11 ballot propositions that, on their face, sound no more or less crazy than usual for a California ballot. There is a seemingly obligatory fight about the gas tax and four (!) propositions about housing. Other high-stakes proposals would put money toward water conservation and hospital construction. But, as ever, 2018 also will include propositions that seem aimed at narrower audiences. Should ambulance drivers be on call during meal breaks? It’s on the ballot. Shou...
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Seattle City Council says contracted ambulance workers deserve better pay

The emergency medical technicians start out making about $15 per hour. Seattle is negotiating a contract with American Medical Response at the same time that the EMTs are bargaining with the company through their union.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Seattle City Council, American Medical Response

Taken for a ride? Ambulances stick patients with surprise bills

One patient got a $3,600 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one California hospital that could not handle his case to a facility that could. Still another found herself marooned at an out-of-network hospital, where she’d been taken by ambulance without her consent. These patients all took ambulances in emergencies and got slammed with unexpected bills. Public outrage has erupted over surprise medical bills — generally out-of-network charges that a patient did not ...
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KKR-backed Air Medical to buy Envision’s American Medical Response

Air Medical Group Holdings, a KKR portfolio company, is buying American Medical Response from Envision Healthcare Corp. The deal is valued at $2.4 billion. American Medical, of Dallas, provides air and ground ambulance programs in the U.S. and internationally. KKR and Koch Equity Development LLC are providing preferred equity financing. Guggenheim Securities provided financial advice while Bass, Berry & Sims is legal adviser to Envision. Barclays is financial adviser and Simpson Thacher & Barlet...
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AMR-Lyft make patient transportation deal

American Medical Response said it's made a deal with rideshare company Lyft to provide non-emergency patient transportation. AMR, a unit of Greenwood Village-based Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC), said the transportation deal is aimed at patients who don't need transport by an ambulance. "This partnership with Lyft provides an additional transport option for patients who require transportation, but do not need the services of an ambulance or other higher level of care,” said Sven Johnso...
Tags: Lyft, AMR, Greenwood Village, American Medical Response, EVHC, AMR Lyft, Envision Healthcare Corp NYSE, Sven Johnson

NASCAR creates traveling safety team for 2017

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have a traveling safety crew starting this season, creating a consistent medical staff that drivers have been pushing for the last several years. The safety crew will come from American Medical Response and ensure that a physician and paramedics are in the safety vehicle at all Monster Energy Cup […]
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Woman Injured When Vehicle Hits Palm Tree on Las Positas Road in Santa Barbara

A woman was injured Sunday when her vehicle ran off Las Positas Road and struck a palm tree, according to the Santa Barbara Fire Department . As the woman, who was believed to be in her 20s, was driving southbound on Las Positas near Cliff Drive, fire Battalion Chief Robert Mercado said. The woman was fitted with a neck brace and placed on a backboard, then taken by American Medical Response ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Mercado said. -- Noozhawk ex...
Tags: Santa Barbara, Mercado, Tom Bolton, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara Fire Department, Las Positas, Cliff Drive, Robert Mercado, American Medical Response

American Medical Response lifeguards see record attendance at High...

Record-breaking heat in Oregon led to the highest recorded number of summer visitors to Gladstone's High Rocks Park between Oregon City and Gladstone, reported AMR's River Rescue Program as it wrapped its 17th season at High Rocks and Troutdale's Glenn Otto Park.
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Coweta County Non-Emergency Ambulance Crash Kills Patient

Non-emergency medical transport crashes are often unnecessary causes of death and severe injury in Georgia. In a recent incident in Newnan, a Coweta EMS ambulance operated by American Medical Response employees, rolled over while transporting a chest pain patient to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. According to witnesses, the ambulance drove off the left side of the road, ... Continue Reading The post Coweta County Non-Emergency Ambulance Crash Kills Patient appeared first on Atlanta Injury Law Blog.
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