Firefighter Wes Watts, right, responding from Station 8 on North Broadway, finishes his report after checking over a reported assault victim in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 12, 2014. After Lexington police officers secured the scene, the firefighters checked the man and determined he was intoxicated and his wounds did not need treatment. During their 24-hours shifts, they may may make as many as 15 runs, many of which are to help people in non-life threatening situations and that do not require transport or medical assistance. Photo by David Stephenson
Firefighter Wes Watts, right, responding from Station 8 on North Broadway, finishes his report after checking over a reported assault victim in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 12, 2014. After Lexington police officers secured the scene, the firefighters checked the man and determined he was intoxicated and his wounds did not need treatment. During their 24-hours shifts, they may may make as many as 15 runs, many of which are to help people in non-life threatening situations and that do not require transport or medical assistance. Photo by David Stephenson Herald-Leader
Firefighter Wes Watts, right, responding from Station 8 on North Broadway, finishes his report after checking over a reported assault victim in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 12, 2014. After Lexington police officers secured the scene, the firefighters checked the man and determined he was intoxicated and his wounds did not need treatment. During their 24-hours shifts, they may may make as many as 15 runs, many of which are to help people in non-life threatening situations and that do not require transport or medical assistance. Photo by David Stephenson Herald-Leader

Stopping the bleeding: Health care law could reduce Lexington's non-emergency ambulance runs

February 15, 2014 11:00 PM

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