Today I was reading some news on the internet and came across an article about a New Jersey Police Chief who was transported from Idaho to New Jersey at a cost of $433,525. It appears that he was uninsured and the air ambulance company is billing the City. Here is a breakdown of the expenses charged by an air ambulance firm:
Mileage: $352,275 (2,135 miles @ $165/mile)
Base rate: $12,600
Medical staff: $62,500
Ambulance: $ 3,846
Medical supplies: $2,304
At $165 an air mile it adds up quick. It is 3,628 air miles from Paris to New York so simple math would indicate a cost of $598,620 just for the mileage!