Medical airlift deal coming up

Medical airlift deal coming up

There are 7 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 8, 2007, titled Medical airlift deal coming up. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Seminole County Commission will consider next week whether to award a five-year contract for medical helicopter services to a Colorado company.

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United States

#1 Nov 10, 2007
what the heck is this? What happened to the helicopter they bought a few years ago? If it broke, why didn't they go in on the new $3 million dollar one that the sheriff's department just bought (and you thought tax reform was going to stop Don?)
HiTlary in 08 NOT

Howey In The Hills, FL

#2 Nov 10, 2007
Seminole County has wasted all their money building numerous $$ million dollar bicycle bridges that nobody uses!!!!!
Pigs feeding in an EMPTY bucket.

Austin, TX

#3 Nov 11, 2007
Exactly! At $2 million dollars a year to dedicate a helicopter to Seminole County over the next 5 years, they can buy 3 and still have enough left over to waste on something else. The county already has free helicopter service NOW, why do they want to pay for it. Call your commissioner, please, ask them to stopr this foolishness. They vote on it by consent agenda Tuesday, ask them to reconsider. Get mad and let your voice be heard.

Austin, TX

#4 Nov 11, 2007
I not from Ocoee, I actually live in Seminole County.
george anderson jr

Winter Garden, FL

#5 Nov 11, 2007
michelle wrote:
The county already has free helicopter service NOW, why do they want to pay for it.
pay for what,didnt you read the article''Under Air Methods' proposal, the cost of the service would be billed to the patient, and there would be no charge to the county'',what part of that the patient will pay not the county dont you understand<shaking head>.read the article before sticking your foot in your mouth.

Maitland, FL

#6 Nov 12, 2007
You are the one that should read. Air methods proposal is on the BCC web site. Look at the cost to the county section and it states that they will charge the county $1250 per hour for non patient flights and 1-2 million per year to dedicate an aircraft to Seminole county. SOMEBODY has to pay and when thre's no patient on board who do you think that SOMEBODY is? I accepet your apology!

United States

#7 Nov 12, 2007
[What about the free helicopter service they have been getting from ORMC for 20 yaers

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