Sen. McCaskill Introduces Air Ambulance Bill | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-10-15-18

Airborne Unlimited-10-16-18

Airborne Unlimited-10.17.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.19.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-10-15-18

Airborne Unlimited-10-16-18

Airborne Unlimited-10.17.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.19.18

Thu, May 17, 2018

Sen. McCaskill Introduces Air Ambulance Bill

Would Allow States To Regulate Medical Costs Of Air Ambulances, Provide Consumer Protections

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) recently introduced legislation to bring greater transparency and consumer protections to the air ambulance industry, and allow states to better regulate medical costs associated with air ambulance services.

“You never plan to be in a situation that requires an air ambulance, but in an emergency, a family doesn’t have time to read the fine print and try to figure out which company is in-network, or if their insurance will actually cover the costs,” McCaskill said. “Air ambulances, while they provide a lifesaving service, are currently operating in a grey area between healthcare and aviation, and have managed to not be held accountable by anyone—and it’s time for that to change. This bill will allow states to properly regulate air ambulance costs, which have skyrocketed in the last decade, and give consumers much-needed protections.”

McCaskill’s Air Ambulance Consumer Protection Act would clarify that states are not prohibited by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 from regulating the medical costs associated with air ambulance service. Additionally, McCaskill’s legislation would provide consumers with a complaint hotline that commercial aviation customers have, as well as establish an advisory committee to produce recommendations for the industry, including greater transparency in billing practices, new consumer protections, and clear guidance for State insurance commissioners on how to dispute unfair or deceptive industry practices on behalf of consumers.

Following recent reports of families left with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills from air ambulance services after a traumatic injury—of which health insurance companies sometimes only cover a fraction of the costs—McCaskill requested documents and demanded answers from the leading insurance providers and air ambulance companies in Missouri to better understand industry practices and the impacts they have on Missouri consumers.

(Source: Senator McCaskill news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.mccaskill.senate.gov, Bill Text

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.18.18: PC-24 Expands Reach, Falcon 8X EFVS, Honda Performance Pkg

Also: NetJets Global 7500, New Tower At KGSO, Dassault FalconConnect, Bent Wing Flight Services The PC-24 is taking hold across the globe... Following the TC issuance last December>[...]

Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird >[...]

Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird >[...]

USAF Releases Report From April Fatal Thunderbirds Accident At Nellis AFB

Pilot Blacked Out During High-G Maneuver, Report Indicates Air Combat Command has released an accident investigation board report regarding the F-16 Thunderbird accident which occu>[...]

FAA Announces $40.9 Million for New Tower At KGSO

Will House TRACON With Up To 10 Radar Positions For Controllers The FAA is investing $40.9 million in infrastructure for Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC