31-Jan-2017 Source: HeliHub.com
In January, Monroe County voted to buy a third helicopter for their Trauma Star air ambulance program, so that residents would not have to pay the high costs of using the private company LifeNet. However, LifeNet is still campaigning to remain in the Lower Keys. They recently sent out a letter, bypassing county officials by sending it directly to residents, that proposed reduced costs if they received a $400,000 annual subsidy. The letter has received some negative feedback from previous LifeNet customers, reports FL Key News.