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Las Vegas Aftermath On Medical Bills Proves Why We Need Medicare-For-All

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"The hundreds wounded In Las Vegas,  are being tended to in a network of Nevada hospitals. But because this is a country that has never had guaranteed universal health care, they will soon be besieged by a second tragedy: enormous medical bills. This morning, Go FundMe   was set up to request charity for those injured in the massacre. Nearly half of what GoFundMe raises is related to medical bills. This is serious stuff, we’re talking about life-saving surgeries, or medicine! But, less than 10% of these campaigns actually raise enough money to solve the problem. Compare:  UK’s healthcare system allowed for the proper care and attention that victims needed, free of charge from them, or other citizens. America’s healthcare system is making its victims start fundraisers which will very likely not be successful, making the possibility of bankruptcy via medical bills extremely likely."

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Our national shame. Trump talks about making us great again, by increasing our nuclear arsenal, but we are a heartless nation, that prays after our children and citizens are killed, but do nothing to help stop the carnage.

Submitted on Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:43:19 AM

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Sorry but too much speculation there. I would like to see the data when all is finished.

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That is a balcony answer. Data... they will pay through the nose, and no one will pick up the bills for the lifelong debilitation that a bullet causes when it pulverizes a leg or an organ.


I had cardiac surgery recently to repair an enlarged aorta, the bill for the hospital came to $324,000 bucks... and that aint for the doctor!


I have catastrophic coverage for decades, as a teacher in NYC, and medicare...or I would be wiped out.

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As you just said you were not wiped out. I suspect the same is true for many in Las Vegas. It would be very helpful if somebody would analyze what happened in previous shootings, that would give us the real answer (and I don't claim that it would not be 'bad').

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Our healthcare system sucks, that's all you need to know.

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What we really need to know is how to improve it and it isn't the way you think.

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Yep, theres always enough money to kill people, but healing people appears to be

an anathema in our country.

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How many of these innocent victims and their families will lose their life savings or even their homes to medical bill collectors? One is too many.

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You betcha!

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A lot.

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I've been clamoring for universal healthcare for years.

When a loved one needs healthcare you shouldn't have to give up

your life savings to do it.

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