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Dear Future President: A Few Questions from EMS

Dear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,

Nominations are finished and you are painting your differences, mostly in broad brushstrokes, on policy and regulatory issues to voters.

Health care, one of the dominant political issues of the past eight years and likely a top issue for years to come, is of great interest to voters. The different facets of health care are a focus of lobbyists representing different groups like retirees and veterans, political action committees funded by mega-donors, and insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital conglomerates.

I don’t expect EMS issues to be specifically addressed by either of you in the final months of the campaign, but if I was given the opportunity to speak with either of you one-on-one, the questions I would ask are posted on EMS1.

6 EMS questions for the next U.S. president


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.