Some Dark Knight Victims Won't Face Medical Bills
Hospitals in Aurora will cover or reduce costs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2012 7:07 PM CDT
An Aurora police officer talks on his radio outside of the Century 16 theater on July 20.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

(Newser) – Three hospitals taking care of people wounded in the Colorado theater shooting said today they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills for the victims. Some victims, many of them young, are uninsured and face mounting hospital bills. Children's Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays for shooting victims it is treating.

HealthOne, which owns the Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, also says it will limit or eliminate charges based on the individual circumstances of the patients. Those hospitals have treated 22 shooting victims. There was no immediate word on what the other two hospitals would to do. Members of the public, along with Dark Knight studio Warner Bros., have contributed nearly $2 million to help victims pay their bills.

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Jul 26, 2012 10:03 PM CDT
if they were on welfare, they would not have to pay a dime... America and it's health care, only people who work hard gets deeper in dept, lazy people gets it for nothing...
Jul 26, 2012 8:26 AM CDT
I thought they were victims of a mass murderer rather than "The Dark Knight". Were they, in fact, victims of Batman, the film or are we going to refer to James Eagan Holmes as "The Dark Knight" from now on? Full disclosure: I've never had a job were I had to be a total jag-off, but that's only because I never wrote headlines for Newser.
Jul 26, 2012 1:29 AM CDT
Back in my day hospitals ran for profit.