FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. — You are a resident in the town in need of an ambulance. The ambulance arrives and takes you to the hospital or the crew tends to you on-scene. When it is time to pay for the service, you have the chance to pay by credit card if you wish.
Med Ex, a billing company the town of Friendship contracts with proposes giving patients this option. This would apparently mean a $10 per month charge to the town, plus a 22-cent transaction fee and a variable percentage fee from 2.9 to 3.9 percent.