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KHN Video: Filling In The Gaps

Specially trained paramedic Ryan Ramsdell is part of an ambitious plan in Reno, Nevada, to overhaul the 911 system to improve patient care and cut costs. The community health program is designed to help patients like Ron Balen, 77, and Earl Mayes, 68, live a healthier life with weekly checkups from paramedics for 30 days after a major surgery.

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.

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