Woman Killed by Ambulance Billed $25K for Ambulance Ride She Didn’t Live Long Enough to Take

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An ambulance company added insult to injury after billing an Indiana woman’s family for an emergency transport she didn’t live long enough to take.

Sheila Breck was killed Sept. 23 when an ambulance slammed into her SUV at 85 mph as she was going to pick up her daughter from work, reported WRTV-TV. The emergency crew that responded to the Hancock County crash, which also injured two ambulance crew members and a pickup truck driver, called for a medical helicopter for the 64-year-old Breck, who died before it arrived. But her family was billed for the emergency helicopter, anyway.

“About a week later, I was trying to deal with all of the insurance issues, car insurance issues, and PHI, the air ambulance company, started calling me and telling me she had this bill for $25,000,” her daughter, April Breck, told the TV station.

Read more at alternet.org

This is the sort of story that could become common place here in the UK if the NHS is privatised by the current Tory government. The people will lose out and the multi national corporations will benefit.(Forsooth)

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