Two Orlando-area hospitals said this
week that they won't bill the victims of an attack on a gay
More than 50 people were wounded and 49
people died when a lone gunman opened fire in the Pulse on June 12.
Orlando Regional Medical Center treated
more victims of the shooting than any other hospital.
“During this very trying time, many
organizations, individuals, and charities have reached out to Orlando
Health to show their support,” said David Strong, the CEO of the
center's parent company, Orlando Health. “This is simply our way
of paying that kindness forward.”
Florida Hospital also said that it
would not be billing the 12 victims it treated.
While Orlando Regional has said that it
will bill insurance if a patient has it, Florida Hospital said that
it won't bill insurance and that the victims would continue to
receive free continuing care.
The hospitals are expected to turn to
federal, state and victims' funds to make up the losses.