Heard this lady call a radio station, her 88 year old husband tripped over their Chihuahua, fell and couldn’t get up....Entire fleets of rescue vehicles show up, they transport him 1.2 miles to the local medical mill and they charged her $1,295 just for the trip to the hospital...Nothing else..
She was doing the big chicken on the phone...Another unhappy camper...
That $1295 was probably just for the ambulance. My mom (rest her soul) was transported to the hospital ($1500) sent back to her nursing home ($1500 or we drive her, we drove her) next they realize she was way to sick to leave the hospital, transferred back ($1500) and passed away a few days later.
Oh, and Paramedics on the ambulance make about $12.00/hr. My mother did not use any advanced care on the ambulance, they gave her some oxygen one time.