Air ambulance insurance available
in Fannin Co.
PM Jan 14, 2008
Last Updated: 6:56 PM Jan 14, 2008
-- The last thing you might think about in an emergency is the cost of medical care,
but when the bills start rolling in, the costs can be overwhelming. Stephanie Brletic
residents can now cut their medical bills by thousands of dollars.
"It’d be great. $50,
I mean most anybody could come up with $50,"
resident Lula Wright says.
. Spokespeople say they want to help you avoid paying thousands of extra dollars
for ambulance or medical helicopter trips.
They are offering transportation service for just $49 a year if you have insurance, and that cost covers your entire family.
"In most instances somewhere
between $2,000-$3,000 is the typical patient responsibility and if you have a member
membership you don't get that bill, we accept
your insurance as payment in full."
CareFlite CEO Jim Swartz says that if you don't have insurance, the $49 annual fee will get you a 50% discount
on any of their charges.
Fannin County commissioners
approved the sale of this insurance to residents on Monday.
says the partnership with Careflight will let residents get the help they need fast without worrying about the price tag.
"I would hate for someone not to be able to have that opportunity when they needed it- if for a small annual
fee of $49, they could be a member and have that," Fannin County Judge Butch Henderson
says, could save you thousands in the long run.