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Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in
xfinity comcast ^ | 4/23/13 | LINDSEY TANNER

Posted on 04/25/2013 3:11:38 PM PDT by Wanderer99

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.

These are just a fraction of the medical expenses victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will face.

The mammoth price tag is probably not what patients are focusing on as they begin the long healing process. But friends and strangers are already setting up fundraisers and online crowd-funding sites, and a huge Boston city fund has already collected more than $23 million in individual and corporate donations.

No one knows yet if those donations — plus health insurance, hospital charity funds and other sources — will be enough to cover the bills. Few will even hazard a guess as to what the total medical bill will be for a tragedy that killed three people and wounded more than 270. At least 15 people lost limbs, and other wounds include head injuries and tissue torn apart by shrapnel.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bomb; boston; marathon; victims
Not only did we pay for the welfare benefits of those two idiots but they are costing us tens of millions in medical fees (to those kind enough to donate) and probably tens of millions in legal fees to come. That's just scratching the surface of the human misery and we're not even done with the hundreds of bigger and grander Islamic terror attacks to come in the near future!

$50 million now and probably a billion dollars later just to pay for our own misery. Courtesy of Obama

1 posted on 04/25/2013 3:11:38 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99

Evil wins. Evil ALWAYS wins....because ‘good people’ are friggin idiots!


2 posted on 04/25/2013 3:12:22 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99

What happened to Romneycare, event insurance and Boston insurance?


3 posted on 04/25/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Wanderer99

Sue Obama and DHS... they are the ones who dropped the ball...


4 posted on 04/25/2013 3:13:59 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Wanderer99

What was done for the WTC causalities? Do it again.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 3:14:06 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Wanderer99

"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana



6 posted on 04/25/2013 3:14:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Wanderer99

And it all could have been prevented by rational immigration policies.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Wanderer99; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.

The two gun firing Boston Marathon Bombers on Taxachusetts Welfare... priceless!

8 posted on 04/25/2013 3:16:19 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Wanderer99

What happened to Obamacare? We were paying medical, welfare, foodstamps and Allah knows what else for the “alleged” terrorists and their kith and kin, but now we economize with their victims? F***ing Obama!


9 posted on 04/25/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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mark


10 posted on 04/25/2013 3:16:57 PM PDT by Dedbone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obamacare is for Holder's people only. I.e terrorists, murderers, rapists, etc

The victims of the bombing were too innocent to qualify. Praise be to Allah, to the prophet, and to the servant Obama (pbuh)!
11 posted on 04/25/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99

And why are these costs not being covered by the government as the failures of government led to the injuries? Are we not at war with terror? Are not our soldiers cared for at government expense when in in service to their country? Are these citizens any less deserving because the service they provide is the enablement of our government to pursue the so-called “War On Terror”!The government failed them, we failed them by supposing the government provided security when it did not and continues to not provide it and allow false promises and empty rhetoric from the likes of Janet Napolitano, et al, to lull the public into a sense of false security and disarmament.

Why not pay for their rehabilitation from public funds? That payment would better serve the interests of this nation than grants to study “duck sex” or any of the other frivolous purposes our leaders are addressing with tax dollars.

What say you?


12 posted on 04/25/2013 3:26:41 PM PDT by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: Wanderer99

He should have been there.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 3:31:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: chulaivn66
The government won't pay for the treatments because they are secretly pleased with the results.

Americans are too stupid to realize that we have closet Jihadists running the country and faking sympathy.
14 posted on 04/25/2013 3:32:25 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99

They can bring a lawsuit against hundreds of al-Qaeda financial backers like the 9-11 survivors, although I don’t think the Boston victims will be able to get anything from event organizers considering the enormous level of security that was apparently in place.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Wanderer99
No one knows yet if those donations — plus health insurance, hospital charity funds and other sources — will be enough to cover the bills

I'm always leary about such "fund raisers" since no one really knows where the money goes. In other words, who's skimming from the pot.........

16 posted on 04/25/2013 3:36:46 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Wanderer99

no evil doesn’t always win....evil is not winning now.....God’s love is winning.....


17 posted on 04/25/2013 3:42:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

I’m not from Missouri but I did live a stones throw away for a time. Show me. For as surely as the grass grows and the water flows I fail to see what you say taking place. Even when viewed through any or all three of the trifocal lenses I wear or the depth of the intellectual analyses I perform I fail to see what you have said taking place. Evil is in ascension.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: Wanderer99

It’s time to sieze the assets of Muslims in order to pay for “reparations” to these victims.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: cherry
no evil doesn’t always win....evil is not winning now.....God’s love is winning....

Maybe in a million years.
20 posted on 04/25/2013 4:10:50 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Wanderer99
Why should any of the MA citizenry have any hospital bills? I thought everything was covered under RomneyCare. Romney did see this as his greatest achievement as governor, didn't he? RomneyCare was so good, that Barry Obonzo and the Donkeys used it as a model for screwing up American’s heath care. And yet, the dumbed-down Massholes love their “free” health care! Not to worry America; ObamaCare goes into 100% effect on 1 January 2014.
21 posted on 04/25/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Crim

Well said!


22 posted on 04/25/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Wanderer99

All of the seriously wounded haven’t been able to work. So there are all of their bills to pay, and family obligations. Kids that need to be cared or and fed.

What a nightmare!


23 posted on 04/25/2013 4:38:09 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Diogenesis

Do you have the site the Boston photos came from? Those are some wrenching images. One thing I noticed for the first time is that the nurse or doctor who is leaning over the woman who lost her legs is feeling for a pulse on her neck.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 4:53:15 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Bender2

Hey Bender nice to see you been kept busy since your show Futurama is going be cancel

We hope you see soon on another network LOL!

Any word if FOX network would pick your show UP AGAIN


25 posted on 04/25/2013 5:31:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Wanderer99

Victims of the terrorist bombing require public donations. Meanwhile the State paid for the terrorists to be on welfare, supplied EBT cards, Obamaphones, etc. Friggin nuts! And now the State of Massachusetts and the despicable Gov. Patrick are hiding how much they paid the terrorists by claiming privacy rights .... for the terrorists!


26 posted on 04/25/2013 5:39:35 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Bender2

Lol. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there is the Race Card.


27 posted on 04/25/2013 6:07:59 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh.....”work place violence” isn’t covered under ObamaCAIR.


28 posted on 04/25/2013 7:52:55 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

Wouldn’t that actually be “Leisureplace violence”?


29 posted on 04/25/2013 7:56:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, don’t blame me. I’m not a member of the Obama Regime....


30 posted on 04/26/2013 4:52:48 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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