Congress Recognizes Need For Emergency Services

Issue 11 and Volume 126.

Congress Recognizes Need For Emergency Services The Editor’s Opinion Page Recently President Nixon vetoed the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973 that had easily passed both houses of Congress. This veto was sustained by a bare five votes in the House of Representatives. According to our Washington sources, the President was not against supporting and expanding emergency medical services, but he did object to certain riders that had been attached to the bill. Congress is now considering another emergency medical services bill, this time with the objectionable riders left out. And in view of the support given to the first bill, we feel that the second will be passed even more easily. We hope, in fact feel confident, that this time Mr. Nixon will sign it. For a long time, we and a lot of other people have been pointing out the crying need for emergency and emergency medical…

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