Charleston approves ambulance rate hike

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The Post and Courier reports that while Charleston County Council decided not to raise taxes in general, they did permit a hike in the cost of using a Charleston County ambulance is about to increase by $50. It's the second time in two years.

The county has raised Emergency Medical Service rates to capture higher insurance reimbursements and pay for rising costs.

The Post and Courier has a story about why the rates are being hiked.