Skip to comments.3 hospitals wipe out, limit medical bills for Colorado movie theater shooting victims
Posted on 07/27/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT by grundle
three of the five hospitals treating victims said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills.
Childrens Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays.
We are committed to supporting these families as they heal, according to a statement from the hospital, which treated six shooting victims.
HealthOne, which owns the Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, also says it will limit or eliminate charges based on the individual circumstances of the patients. Those hospitals have treated 22 shooting victims. However, the company cautioned its policy may not apply to all doctors working in its hospitals.
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They didn’t have to, but this is a very classy move. Too bad the shooter himself is worth nothing.
Good on these hospital administrators for this noble deed.
Why are THESE victims MORE special than the hundreds that get killed every day?
It happens way more than is reported, and completely gives the lie to the rationale for nationalized medical insurance.
If they were killed, the hospital charges probably aren’t that much.
As to why the injured are “more special,” the answer is “publicity.”
Many die in the hospital, after being shot, stabbed, run over etc., and for anyone else, can cost millions for treatment, even if they die.
For millions, if they're uninsured but have some assets, like a home etc, they're screwed.
Probably illegal under Obama Care.
Because it's not the victims that are MORE special, it's the incident.
You don't read about the hundreds of others or see it smeared 24hrs/day on the news, and if Hospitals ROUTINELY practiced their business this way, not only would they go broke, but they would be encouraging violence.
Well.. these ones are still alive.
Nice of the customers of their hospitals to pick up the tab though.