As if the pain from her accident wasn’t bad enough, a Newport News woman said she burst into tears upon seeing a bill for $31,000 from a helicopter company.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Most people will never need one, but they’re there for you in the worst moment of your life. Air ambulances — typically helicopters — save people every day.
For more than half of those patients, though, there’s another big blow that comes after the accident: a huge bill that isn’t covered by insurance.
Sometimes, patients are getting these bills before they even leave the hospital. In other cases, it’s just days after they get home.
Take Kim Pruden, a Newport News mother who went on a getaway trip to West Virginia with her daughter before sending her back to…