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Team 10: Airlift patients left to foot thousands in bills

Around 400,000 people are airlifted by helicopters to U.S. hospitals each year, saving lives. While the medical care is high quality, some are questioning how patients are treated financially after the fact. The bill can be tens of thousands of dollars, and you are expected to pay. In many cases, health insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the helicopter flight, and when they don’t you’re on the hook. It’s happening right here in San Diego County.