Reaction: Private Ambulance Investigation: "Ambulance Quiz Ordered" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

State Cuts off Welfare Fees

Byline: William Jones; 1970-06-10; The Chicago Tribune; pages 1-2

Report: Private Ambulance Firms Exposé - Task Force - Chicago Tribune

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"The state director of public aid stopped all welfare payments to Mid-America Ambulance company yesterday and ordered an investigation to determine if the firm should be banned from transporting welfare recipients.  Harold O. Swank, the state's top welfare administrator, took the action as the Tribune and the Better Government association disclosed incidents of mistreatment of the ill and injured by employees of the company located at 5651 Madison st. Payments to A-Alamo Ambulance Company, a Mid-America subsidiary, were also halted.  The two firms have billed the state for more than $130,000 in welfare fees during the first four months of this year. . ."

Description:Although not part of the undercover series, this supplemental piece reports on actions taken as a result of the Tribune undercover reports. The story ran before the complete series was printed.

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Chicago Tribune article titled, "Ambulance Quiz Ordered." Written by William Jones as part of the reaction to the Private Ambulance Investigation.