Caleb Medley was a happy-go-lucky guy before James Holmes walked into a midnight screening of the new Batman movie theater last week and shot 70 people, killing 12. He was shot in the eye. Caleb, an employee of a local Target store and aspiring stand-up comedian who had just advanced to the finals of a local stand-up competition the night before he was shot in a Colorado movie theater, has been saddled with a $2M hospital bill. He does not have health insurance.
To make matters stranger, his wife gave birth on Monday while her husband remained in critical condition in the same hospital.
The situation highlights America’s glaring healthcare problem – some of the victims may now be saddled with debt for the rest of their lives due to their simple misfortune of being in the movie theater that James Holmes chose to unleash his chaos upon. It is not “their fault” and they should not have to now have the rest of their lives ruined financially.
Health is not a for-profit business. People shouldn’t have to die and go into bankruptcy just to make a health insurance companies hospital’s bottom line look better.
(Source: Caleb Medley Help)