New Ads: “Vulnerable Patients Were Exploited, Mark Kelly Got Rich”

PHOENIX – Today, the McSally for Senate campaign launched two new ads highlighting Mark Kelly’s involvement with a medical company that exploited hospital patients by price gouging and sending surprise medical bills. Mo Greene, a doctor and councilman-elect from Oro Valley, and Carol, a senior citizen from Sun City, speak about why Mark Kelly’s record as a slick salesman makes him the wrong choice for Arizona.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “SURPRISE”

Dr. Greene: “Anyone who takes advantage of the sick should be ashamed. That’s why I’ll never support Mark Kelly.

Kelly served on the board of a medical transportation company that engaged in price gouging and surprise billing.

Vulnerable patients were exploited, and Mark Kelly got rich.

Mark Kelly will do anything for a buck, and say anything for a vote.

Martha McSally is the right choice for Senate.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “CAROL”

Carol: “Mark Kelly is a pretty slick salesman. But now we’re learning the truth.

Mark Kelly served on the board of directors of a big medical company that engaged in price gouging and surprise billing.

Vulnerable sick people were hurt, and Mark Kelly profited.

Mark Kelly will do anything for a buck, and say anything for a vote.”

BACKGROUND:

  • Mark Kelly sat on the board and consulted for Angel MedFlight, an air ambulance company that has been accused of surprise billing and price gouging.
    • Kelly reported collecting $20,000 in consulting fees from Angel MedFlight in 2019, in addition to non-public stock investments from which he drew no income, which totaled to between $250,001 and $500,000. (TownHall, 6/23/2020)
  • In 2018, Angel MedFlight was accused of inflating bills for patients’ rides in air ambulances. In one instance a patient was charged nearly $500,000, including a $275 per-mile fee. (Kaiser Health News, 12/21/2018)
    • “When the patient’s insurance company refuted the outrageous charge, Angel MedFlight sent a threatening letter to the patient’s family demanding that they pay the balance…During Kelly’s tenure on the company’s board, 21 lawsuits were filed against insurers demanding fees be paid.” (TownHall, 6/23/2020)
  • Meanwhile, Senator Martha McSally championed bipartisan legislation to end the practice of surprise medical billing. The bill would protect patients by taking them out of the picture in resolving medical bill discrepancies between insurance companies and providers. (gov)