Hospitals that aided the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims will not bill for their medical care.

Orlando Health and Florida Hospital announced on Wednesday that they will write off an estimated $5.5 million in debt for those who needed medical treatment following the deadly shooting that killed 49 and injured 53 others. The nine patients that died at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and their families will also not be billed.

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"It was incredible to see how our community came together in the wake of the senseless Pulse shooting," Florida Hospital's President and CEO Daryl Tol told the Orlando Sentinel. "We hope this gesture can add to the heart and goodwill that defines Orlando."
Orlando Health will bill health insurers for the patients that have coverage — however, any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered by the hospitals themselves.
Florida Hospital stated that they will not bill insurance or will charge patients for any follow-up treatments needed.
"The pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire community," Orlando Health President and CEO David Strong told the Orlando Sentinel. "During this very trying time, many organizations, individuals and charities have reached out to Orlando Health to show their support. This is simply our way of paying that kindness forward."


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