Skip to comments.Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in
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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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!
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.
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
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!
Lol. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there is the Race Card.
Uh.....”work place violence” isn’t covered under ObamaCAIR.
Wouldn’t that actually be “Leisureplace violence”?
Hey, don’t blame me. I’m not a member of the Obama Regime....