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Continued: Requirement in health law threatens volunteer firefighting system predominant in rural America

  • Article by: ALANNA DURKIN , Associated Press
  • Last update: January 5, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Finger said he's confident the issue will ultimately be addressed either through the regulations or legislation and is urging fire departments to avoid taking any immediate steps. But he realizes that the political tension over the health care law means that even a small change can turn into a big fight.

"The tough part is, anything having to do with this law is just so partisan that it's difficult to take action on," he said.

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