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Press File Photo Med-Trans representatives have pitched an idea to the Stark County Commission that would cover the cost for residents to fly in a Spirit Lifeline helicopter, shown in this undated photo, for medical reasons. The plan would cost households $13.50 and the county almost $129,000.

Med-air club: Air ambulance pitches membership plan; Stark County would pay $129K


An air ambulance company pitched a deal to Stark County commissioners Tuesday that would likely be a good deal for citizens, but would cost the county a big chunk of change.

To buy a membership for all county residents, at $13.50 per household, the county’s annual cost would be $128,812. That would cover most costs of Spirit Lifeline flights for county residents, which cost about $25,000 or more.

Sometimes insurance covers part of the cost, and sometimes it doesn’t.

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