Monday, November 12, 2007

Kicking You While You're Down

This insane bill right here is for the ambulance service for my wife when she was taken 4 miles to the hospital after her accident. If you can't read the tiny type, that's over $1000 for an hour of work. For the record, that's more than what the hospital charged by a few hundred dollars. That included an ER stay and a few hours up at labor and delivery. For the ambulance to be that much (over $800 for the base fee and $30+/mile) is ridiculous. I can see it being a few hundred dollars, but with fees like this I wonder if Orem is subsidizing the fire department with these costs because there is no way an ambulance should cost this much.

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