Three Colorado hospitals have announced that they will reduce or completely waive medical bills for victims of the shooting rampage at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora.
The massacre left 12 people dead and 58 others injured Friday.
Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, which is treating both juvenile and adult victims, told the New York Daily News that the hospital’s charity program, along with donations from the public, will cover the bills for the victims who do not have insurance.
For those who are insured, the hospital said in a statement, “we will waive any and all co-pays or deductible related expenses. We are committed to supporting these families as they heal.”
Two other area hospitals, the Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center in Denver, have cared for 22 victims of the shooting spree allegedly carried out by James Holmes.
They will either limit or eliminate charges for those patients depending on their individual circumstances.
Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora have not yet announced whether they will pitch in for the victims they have treated, but the two hospitals provided $750 million worth of free care last year.