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Rhode Island Subscription Considered Illegal


 
 

| Friday, August 28, 2009


PAWCATUCK, Conn. - For nearly five decades, residents in Pawcatuck paid a fee to have an ambulance service in neighboring Rhode Island respond to their calls.

The ambulance service was provided through a subscription, but now the state of Connecticut has told them it s illegal. Pawcatuck residents have paid an annual $35 fee to the Westerly Rhode Island Ambulance Service to cover them above whatever their insurance doesn t pay.

Last spring, the Connecticut Insurance Department learned of the subscription policy and stopped it.

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