Does anyone have an idea of how much the bill is each time Mercy flight has to perform a transport and who has to pay that bill? Helicopter maintenance is expensive, the fuel and the crew isn't cheap, either.
Mercy Flight dispatched to two accidents in Genesee County this morning
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 22, 2012 - 1:22pm
An ATV rider was reportedly struck by a car on Day Road north of Sprague Road, Alexander, at 10:45 a.m.
Alexander Fire Department responded to the call and Mercy Flight was dispatched at 10:55 a.m. and the patient was flown to ECMC at 11:15 a.m..
No further information has been released yet.
At 11:31 a.m., a car went over a guard rail on Route 19 just south of North Road. Le Roy Fire and Le Roy Ambulance were dispatched. A Mercy Flight bird out of Canandaigua was dispatched to this call.
No further information has yet been released.
A few years back, I was mercy flighted from to UMMC to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The bill was over an astounding $8000. The majoritiy was covered by my Medical Insurance.......it ain't cheap!!
Being flown in a Mercy Flight helicopter by no means is cheap...but that expensive flight could mean the difference between paying for Mercy's bill or your family paying for funeral expenses! The cost of your life or a family members life should not be measured by how much a helicopter ride is. Mercy Flight depends on peoples' donations to keep their company up and running! And speak to an employee in the medical field.....they are by no means millionares!!