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To transport non-emergency cases.


People who call 911 in the nation's capital may soon be picked up be a new kind of ambulance: an Uber car-share.

Washington D.C.'s emergency services department is considering using car-share services like Uber-as well as regular taxis-to transport low-level emergency callers, according to NBC's News4 affiliate in the city.

If the city decides to go with the program, nurses would be added to 911 call centers so they could evaluate the medical needs of callers, and those who did not truly need emergency room service would be sent a non-ambulance vehicle that would deliver them to a doctor's office instead of a hospital.
 

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This reminds me of the lyft driver who ordered his wife a lyftline last week.

All was well and good until we picked up 2 more people. Music was playing and I was talking to the pax in the front when I heard controlled breathing coming from the pax directly in back. I thought for a sec she was sighing because 2 people were added to her line, but the rhythm was all too familiar to me as my wife gave birth a year ago.

I asked her when she was due and she said in a month. I asked her if she was going on a routine appt............she said no............ she said she was having contractions, IN MY CAR!

"Whaaaaat? Your husband ordered you a lyftline and you're having contractions!?!?"

I told her he was a jackass and that I wanted to ring his little neck. She agreed.

She had no clue what kind of ride she was on. And things could have ended differently as this was her third pregnancy, some women can give birth in less than 30 min after having contractions.

Uber as ambulance. Sure. Some drivers would crap their pants if something went down
 

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I have dropped off and/or picked up Uber riders at the Emergency Room entrance at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Alta Bates Summit in Berkeley and John Muir in Walnut Creek. For all of the dropoffs, none of the riders were bleeding, dying or had trouble breathing. An ambulance ride can cost from hundreds of dollars to a couple of thousand dollars depending on whether you have insurance, your insurance covers the ambulance ride and if the EMTs have to administer medical aid during the ride.
 

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Para transit has always been big money if you had the contracts. If FUBER THINKS I AM CARTING AROUND HOMELESS FOR CITY GOVERNMENT AT FUBER PRICES, they got another thing coming!!!! Especially since the city government would pay more to the company than we would ever see. God needs to remove FUBER from the world.
 

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Para transit has always been big money if you had the contracts. If FUBER THINKS I AM CARTING AROUND HOMELESS FOR CITY GOVERNMENT AT FUBER PRICES, they got another thing coming!!!! Especially since the city government would pay more to the company than we would ever see. God needs to remove FUBER from the world.
God helps those who help themselves.
 

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Para transit has always been big money if you had the contracts. If FUBER THINKS I AM CARTING AROUND HOMELESS FOR CITY GOVERNMENT AT FUBER PRICES, they got another thing coming!!!! Especially since the city government would pay more to the company than we would ever see. God needs to remove FUBER from the world.
That's what I was thinking. I'm sure they're paying fuber a great deal more for this service than we're seeing.
 

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Uberpool/ lyft line psychology runs deep. I've taken a number of passengers to the ER that way as well. I guess if it's not a super emergency it makes sense. you will likely wait hours in the ER for treatment.
 

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I have dropped off and/or picked up Uber riders at the Emergency Room entrance at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Alta Bates Summit in Berkeley and John Muir in Walnut Creek. For all of the dropoffs, none of the riders were bleeding, dying or had trouble breathing. An ambulance ride can cost from hundreds of dollars to a couple of thousand dollars depending on whether you have insurance, your insurance covers the ambulance ride and if the EMTs have to administer medical aid during the ride.
Ambulance rates are out of control. I had the swine flu back in 2008 and was transported from Mills Hospital to Peninsula and if I wasn't covered by insurance the 5 mile ride would have been around $700. Was in the hospital for 5 days and the bill was 300K....all was covered except the 2 specialists that came to look at me for about 10 minutes (I was out of it at the time) and they were not covered by my plan....had to dish out $2500.
 
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