A Las Vegas Hospital Is Waiving Medical Costs for Mass Shooting Victims

After the October 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival left approximately 500 people injured, Las Vegas hospitals almost looked like “a war zone,” one on-call doctor told NPR. The wounds caused by both gunshots and shrapnel left facilities rushing to treat the onslaught of victims, whether or not they had insurance.

But despite the serious and expensive procedures they required, patients at one area hospital will see one potential burden lifted from their shoulders. Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican told the Las Vegas Sun yesterday that victims who received care at their facilities won’t have to pay out of pocket for their treatments.

“Our focus remains on the immediate medical and supportive care needs of the injured as well as

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