Orlando hospitals waive Pulse victims’ bills
After 49 people were killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, the deadliest mass shooting ever in the United States, some Orlando residents have found hope in the city’s show of unity and generosity. Two months after the attack, signs of that community continue, with two local hospitals agreeing to forgive more than $5 million in medical debt on behalf of victims.
“I’m still trying to grasp the enormity of it, but at the same time it’s really amazing how everybody is coming together, and it all happened in an instant,” Eric Clough, a local carpenter, told The Christian Science Monitor days after the shooting. “This move to compassion shows how, for the gay community, this is going to make it stronger.”
Now, two area hospitals have offered to forgive all of the Pulse victims’ medical expenses. One of these hospitals, Orlando Health, says that its share of the medical expenses totals more than $5 million, according to Tampa’s Fox 13 News. – READ MORE