New air ambulance choice in Grayson Co.

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County residents now have a choice when it comes to air-ambulance subscriptions. Commissioners voted on Monday to allow grand prairie-based "Careflite" to sell memberships for its emergency helicopter transport services.

"If subscribers also have health insurance, that policy would likely pay for the entire flight, which typically costs more than $10,000. However, those subscribers without insurance would still have to foot the bill for 50% of the total costs," says James Swartz of Careflite.

Careflite is the second company to offer subscriptions as a way of reducing air-ambulance costs to patients. In September, Texas Life-Star came on board with a similar plan.

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  • by Firefighter/Medic Location: Denison on Dec 18, 2007 at 06:16 AM
    Does anybody know if this subscription would only pay careflight or if it would transfer over to another co if they were used because as a medic we DO NOT request a certain helicopter for anyone when someone must be flown then time is very crucial to their survival and we can not afford to wait for one specific air ambulance company!
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