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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Is it true what republicans say, that being an EMT is not a marketable skill?

EMTs (ambulance crews) don’t make very much money and they don’t get health insurance through their job. 

Update:

This was on PBS Newshour. 

Update 2:

I’m not an EMT. But one of my former coworkers was an ambulance driver. He was on the fire department too. He didn't make a penny doing either. It’s all volunteer around here. 

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  • Nunya
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    I don't know how much they make, but they do make people who have to use their services go broke.

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  • 2 months ago

    You should join the fire department and be an emt. At least they are unionized. You deserve to be well compensated for your hard work and especially for the risks you take. I am shocked they don't give you medical. That's appalling.

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  • 2 months ago

    My sister is an EMT, makes decent money and has full coverage healthcare. So...not sure. Maybe where you live it’s different.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is a marketable skill, but there are too many of them so the pay sucks.

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  • 2 months ago

    Another CNN/MSNBC breaking news report?

    And I do not know of an EMT in my city that is not covered with health insurance

    Please present your source

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I  doubt that ?  they  charge  300  dollars  just to get  in a   ambulance  around here . 

    • Mog
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      2 months agoReport

      Like with almost any job, the person at the top pockets the money and the people doing the work on the front lines gets the shaft. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Cite where Republicans actually say this. 

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  • TayTay
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Probably the most marketable skill in the us right now

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Fuggit, pay em minimum wage. All they do is drive a truck, how hard can it be? merrrr

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