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Old 04-16-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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Say the victim has health insurance and a deductable, or no insurance, will the victim be billed for the medical bills?

The man who lost his legs, what treatment, rehabilitation and expenses can he expect? Maybe charity will buy him some fake legs?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Say the victim has health insurance and a deductable, or no insurance, will the victim be billed for the medical bills?

The man who lost his legs, what treatment, rehabilitation and expenses can he expect? Maybe charity will buy him some fake legs?
I think hospital bills are the least of their worries right now but I don't know of any program that enables terror victims to get free healthcare.

Hopefully the victims will not be saddled with enormous hospital bills after this, but in reality they most likely will be.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If the victims are from Massachusetts, they almost certainly have health insurance. Thanks to Romneycare, 98% of Bay Staters are insured.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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If the victims are from Massachusetts, they almost certainly have health insurance. Thanks to Romneycare, 98% of Bay Staters have health insurance.
Even major medical policies don't cover 100% of hospital care, and I would wager many of the victims are not from Massachusetts; the Boston Marathon attracts participants from across the US and around the world.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Even major medical policies don't cover 100% of hospital care, and I would wager many of the victims are not from Massachusetts; the Boston Marathon attracts participants from across the US and around the world.
Yes, but most of those injured were apparently spectators. I don't know how many people would travel long distances to *watch* the marathon, unless they know someone who's running in it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Even major medical policies don't cover 100% of hospital care, and I would wager many of the victims are not from Massachusetts; the Boston Marathon attracts participants from across the US and around the world.
If they're here from another country, the odds are about 100% that they purchased a travel insurance plan that includes medical before they came here. Americans do the same thing before they travel abroad.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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I was wondering the same thing. Who pays for their treatment?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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I am pro "small government" usually, I lean libertarian often, but when it comes to health care I break from the " don't bill me the taxpayer" crowd on this.

so I open a discussion on this, how far does the " ain't my problem they didn't have enough insurance" mentality go on this?

It would be a travesty if the man who lost his legs doesn't get the best available due to cost or is saddled with debt because.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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If they're here from another country, the odds are about 100% that they purchased a travel insurance plan that includes medical before they came here. Americans do the same thing before they travel abroad.
You think? You might be surprised.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Say the victim has health insurance and a deductable, or no insurance, will the victim be billed for the medical bills?

The man who lost his legs, what treatment, rehabilitation and expenses can he expect? Maybe charity will buy him some fake legs?
why would you even bother to bring something like this up right now? We are all saddened by this awful act, those injured, or dead and their families are going through HELL and you want to start a debate about who pays for what just to try and prove some point. wow, this is really a first I think.
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