Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will not be sending bills to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
- Orlando Health, Florida Hospital will not send bills to Pulse victims
- Orlando Health said costs could exceed $5 million
- 49 people were killed in the June 12 attack
Both hospital groups said Wednesday that the survivors who received medical treatment will not have to pay for their medical expenses. Orlando Health’s total unreimbursed costs could exceed $5 million, officials said.
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,” said Sabrina Childress, a spokeswoman for Orlando Health.
To help victims with their immediate and ongoing medical costs, Orlando Health said it will look at other options.
“These include state and federal funds, private insurance, victim funds like the One Orlando fund, disability insurance, Florida’s crime victim compensation program, funding sources established for individual victims, means-tested programs like Medicaid, as well as charity care provided by Orlando Health,” Childress said in a statement.
Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health’s main hospital, treated 44 victims from the June 12 attack.
A total of 49 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub.