UPDATE…News reports state the family has been told medical bills could reach $2 million.
Over the past days I have been searching for any information regarding the lack of health insurance for any of the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. After all, it does not seem possible that everyone at the theater who was shot would be covered with health insurance. With so many Americans not covered the odds had to be pretty high that one of the victims did not have health care coverage.
Today I found the type of story that speaks to the need for everyone to be covered in this nation with health care protection.
I wonder, however, given the track record of dismal policy options along with a hard-hearted nature towards national health coverage, what conservative Republicans would recommend for this family.
A 21-year-old woman who escaped injury in the Colorado theater shooting rampage gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday while her husband was in the same hospital in a medically induced coma with a gunshot wound to the head.
Caleb Medley, a 23-year-old aspiring comedian, was listed in critical condition on Tuesday at University of Colorado Denver Hospital. The Medleys have no health insurance. Caleb has lost his right eye, suffered brain damage and was in a medically induced coma.
One can almost see the number of surgeries for Caleb, and therapy of all kinds that will be on-going. One can also see the medical bills piling sky-high.
What should the Medleys do in the world of Republican politics to make it through this trauma, and those that will follow as a result of the injuries? What would conservative Republicans offer as advice for the side-effects of bills that they will be unable to pay off?
What might conservatives offer as a remedy?
Might Rush Limbaugh pay the bills? Might FAUX News hold a telethon to raise cash?
Perhaps instead the GOP should just pull their heads out of the sand and recognize the need for the health care law that passed, and was upheld by the Supreme Court. They might recognize the problem real people experience in this nation when they have no health insurance.
Mitt Romney might want to trek to Colorado and talk to the Medleys for a glimpse at real-life needs.