RICHLAND, Wash.- Northwest Medstar is launching a membership program designed at saving patients thousands of dollars if they have to be airlifted.
For only $59 you can get a year membership for your family.
Usually, any costs that your insurance, or Medicare won't cover, you end up having to pay, with the membership though, Medstar will cover it.
A typical insurance carrier would cover anywhere from 50% to 80%, and they may be looking at between $2,000 and $4,000 out of pocket.
A bill passed in the state legislature during the last session allows medstar to provide the memberships.
Medstar is the only company offering the new service right now.