The Problem

More than 117 million Americans rely on air medical services in the event of an emergency because the closest hospital or trauma center is too hard to reach by ground transportation when minutes count. Unfortunately, some health insurers do not cover emergency air services, leaving these patients vulnerable to unnecessary risks to their physical and financial well-being.

A bill under consideration by Congress would allow insurance companies to continue denying claims for these vital services. Passage of this legislation will result in bigger profits for health plans at the expense of sustainable air medical services.

This bill lines the pockets of billion-dollar insurance companies while jeopardizing critical health care access for millions of Americans.

GET THE FACTS

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30% of all emergency air medical transports are for patients with private insurance

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Air ambulance transports account for less than 1% of all ambulance transports

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More than 90% of air transported patients suffered trauma, cardiac, stroke or respiratory distress

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