UNITED STATES: ‘ Public Purse Stumps Up Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Hospital Costs for Gun-Shot Victims Who Lack Private Insurance ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UNITED STATES – August 26 – The public is paying hundreds of millions of dollars in hospital costs for gunshot victims who lack private insurance, according to a new study issued Tuesday.

The study, which focused on six states, also found that uninsured gunshot victims are more likely to die from their wounds at the hospital than victims with insurance.

According to the Urban Institute study, in 2010 the public footed at least 64.8 percent—and as much as 85 percent—of the hospital costs for treating firearms assault injuries in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Wisconsin.