It’s always good to help those in need!
Back in June, Orlando, Florida suffered one of the deadliest mass shootings the United States has seen when Omar Saddiqui Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub Pulse.
Since the terrible tragedy, there has been a lot of info coming out about both the shooter as well as the victims, but now we have a bit of good news for those who were injured during the attack as Orlando Regional Medical Center has revealed they will not bill any of the victims!
Orlando Regional is where most of the victims were taken for treatment after the shooting, and it sounds like they’re willing to take a huge hit by not charging any patients from Pulse seeing as how those bills could add up to more than $5 million!
The hospital’s parent network released a statement to ET saying:
“Orlando Health has not sent any hospital or medical bills directly to Pulse patients and we don’t intend to pursue reimbursement of medical costs from them.”
What makes this even more incredible is Orlando Health also promised to help those physically harmed with future medical bills and needs as the statement continued:
“We can’t predict the future needs of these patients, their financial situations, or what the state or federal governments may require us to do for charity policies. So, while we can’t assume the answer is free care forever, we will use our very generous charity and financial assistance policies to assess the best way to ensure our patients get quality care here at Orlando Health in the most fiscally responsible manner.”
While we still can’t believe something like this ever even happened, we’re very thankful there are still generous enough people out there to recognize that those in need don’t need to be kicked and billed for thousands after such a terrible tragedy.
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