Faith In Humanity Restored: Hospitals Won’t Bill Orlando Shooting Victims
On June 12, the worst mass shooting in US history occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando 49 people were killed and dozens wounded.
It was a devastating and horrifying tragedy that broke the countrys heart.
But the Orlando communityhas displayed an incredible level of solidarity and perseverance and emerged as a massive source of inspiration since that terrible day.
On Wednesday, the two hospitals that treated survivors of the massacre Orlando Regional Hospital and Florida Hospital announced they would not be charging them for their medical bills, NBC News reports.
Two Orlando hospitals say they won’t bill Pulse night club shooting victims for care, writing off $5.5 million https://t.co/7YkYFMwy1y
Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell) August 25, 2016
In a statement, Orlando Health, a nonprofit network of medical facilities, including Orlando Regional Hospital, said,
Orlando Health has not sent any hospital or medical bills directly to Pulse patients and we dont intend to pursue reimbursement of medical costs from them. We are exploring numerous options to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy address immediate and ongoing medical costs.
This is a heartwarmingand humane gesture for a group of individuals whove already suffered enough.
Its nice to hear some actual good news for a change.
Love wins. Love always wins.
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