Do my county taxes fund the use of an ambulance?

As a taxpayer in Williamson County, a portion of your tax liability funds the EMS system. The funding provided by the Commissioner's Court pays to have the EMS system ready to respond to an estimated 26,000 emergencies per year. The annual budget provides for 14 ambulances and 1 squad unit 24/7, 3 peak demand ambulances, 3 command/high priority response units, and a large backup fleet. All are staffed by highly trained paramedics and emergency medical technicians under the supervision of a full-time EMS / Emergency physician. By billing those who use the services, the revenue collected helps offset the costs to the taxpayers.

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1. What type of EMS ambulance service does Williamson County EMS provide?
2. Will I get a bill if I am transported?
3. Why does Williamson County EMS charge for ambulance services?
4. What is the cost of being evaluated, treated and/or transported by EMS?
5. Do my county taxes fund the use of an ambulance?
6. Why didn’t the medic tell me that I was going to be charged?
7. How do I provide my insurance information?
8. Do patients sign a document acknowledging financial balances?
9. How much will my insurance pay?
10. Why am I getting a bill when my insurance paid?
11. What assistance can I expect to receive regarding my bill?
12. Do you accept payment plans?
13. Who do I contact if I have a question about a bill or to make payment for services provided by WCEMS?
14. What forms of payment do you accept?
15. Is there a fee associated when making a credit card payment?
16. Does EMS bill the person that caused the accident or injury if it was not your fault?
17. Do you accept Letters of Protection?
18. What is the average bill for a transport?
19. Who approves the rates for ambulance service/transports?