Johnson backs air medical providers

To the editor:

As a flight paramedic with STAT MedEvac 15, based at the Jefferson County Airpark near Steubenville, I would like to thank U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, for being a strong supporter of the air medical providers in Ohio.

Johnson is a member of the Congressional Air Medical Caucus and original co-sponsor of H.R. 822, a bill that would ensure fair reimbursement for service provided to Medicare beneficiaries based on the true cost of providing this life-saving service. Fair reimbursement is critical for the continued viability of air medical service. We are fortunate to have such a committed partner as Johnson on our side, and I greatly appreciate his support and work on behalf of the life-saving men and women of the air medical community.

Greg Moore