Orlando Shooting Victims’ Hospital Charges Waived
It was the least they could do. While two hospitals that treated victims of the June Pulse nightclub shooting say they’ll bill insurance, they won’t charge those who were injured or killed for anything insurance doesn’t cover. Fifty people died and dozens were wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in American history, and the hospitals’ gesture is expected to cost about $5.5 million. As uninsured people increasingly turn to crowdfunding for healthcare, this decision — prompted by charitable outreach — has also been held up as an indictment of a broken U.S. medical system.