WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leaders in the air ambulance industry are worried about possible legislation being discussed in Washington. The bills deal with “surprise insurance denial”, and one official says the bills would give insurance companies no reason to negotiate fair rates with air ambulance services and stick the patient with the bill.
Joe Grygiel is the Vice President of Base Operations for Air Evac EMS, which operates air bases across central and southern Illinois. He says especially in rural parts of the state, air ambulance services can be vital in life and death situations.
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