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Ambulance rides cost Medicare $5 billion a year

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Some $5 billion in Medicare money each year goes to pay for ambulance rides to a doctor. An industry insider claims a lot of those rides are a waste of your tax dollars.

Medicare pays for people to go to the doctor by ambulance even though it's not an emergency.

FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis has the story.

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