$47,000 air ambulance bill for their child shocks family; the insurance company said it would pay $5,000
An Arizona family whose son was diagnosed with croup on Christmas day received a $42,000 air ambulance bill — until they objected publicly to the cost that their insurance company would not cover. Ezra Brunner had a sore throat that became a cough by dinner. Then, after he had gone to sleep, he began struggling to breathe. His parents called 911, and a ground ambulance rushed the 4-year-old to the closest hospital from their Camp Verde home.