Several Denver area hospitals are today’s Best Persons for limiting or eliminating the medical bills of victims of last week’s theater shooting.
DENVER (AP) — Some of the victims fighting for their lives after being wounded in the movie-theater shooting rampage may face another challenge when they get out of the hospital: enormous medical bills without the benefit of health insurance.
Members of the public, along with Warner Bros., the studio that released the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” have contributed nearly $2 million to help victims, though it’s not clear how much of that will cover medical expenses. One family is raising money on its own online.
And three of the five hospitals treating victims said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills.
Of course this shouldn’t be necessary.
If the U.S. were like every other industrialized nation, no one would have to worry about the bill after being shot by a madman.