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There was always a double check before we had a procedure done but while bedridden at a local hospital in California Tom needed an air ambulance to a medical facility where he could receive the transplant disapproves did it no questions asked Tom receive that transplant but then came the bill that blind sided down the transplant thirty six thousand dollars was fully covered by their insurance but the air ambulance they cost fifty one thousand dollars was not GMA became aware of this this case through Kaiser health news and NPR's series which investigates medical bills the sopranos insurance covered most of the air ambulance bill even though it was out of network but they say they were told they still seven thousand dollars disapprove does insurer anthem told GMA the cost first transport were paid in accordance with his benefits plan after GMA investigates contacted the air ambulance company zero balance now just to Peter's dad now raced air methods telling GMA after that call we engaged in the appeals process to receive the full payment because Mr Saputo was extremely cooperative we were able to provide him as zero balance nearly eighty percent of Americans want legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills the president also calling for regulation they should be given a clear and honest built up front representatives Frank pallone junior and great Walden are co sponsors of one.

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