Air ambulances, backed by private equity firms, leave patients with $45,000 bills

Hours earlier, the toddler, who had been prescribed an antibiotic for a suspected ear infection, was at home in Princeton, W.Va., watching cartoons and eating chips and salsa. Then, during a nap, he started to have convulsions, and his mother, Tabitha Cox, a physician’s assistant, drove him to the emergency room, stripped to his shorts to cool.