After more than 20 years of underfunding, Michigan leaders stepped up and prioritized EMS funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. 

 The state budget includes $12.9 million for Medicaid reimbursements, which will help agencies bolster salaries for EMS staff on the frontlines of the pandemic. 

 Prior to this investment, EMS agencies hadn't received a rate increase paid by the state since 2000, and payments have been reduced twice since then. 

 This is a great first step to address the staffing crisis that EMS agencies across Michigan are facing. 

Thank you Governor Whitmer and Michigan legislators for investing in EMS!