The Florida students are doing a good job of keeping the attacks at their school which killed 17 of their fellow students in the news, nothing has happened of course and the gun laws are still as brain-numbingly crazy as they were before the killings but at least it isn't just going away as many of the gun-nuts would have hoped.
Cemeteries full of school aged children with bullets holes in their young bodies isn't a good look for the selfish second amenders who put the right to bear arms above the right not to be blasted to death by a gun wielding maniac but there is something which i never considered which neatly brings together Americas other bizarre institution, the health care costs if you are a shooting victim.
Will McAleer, president of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada, has urged Canadians to make sure they have travel insurance if they are making the trip across the border as the cost of being treated in an American hospital can land you a bill of up to hundreds of thousands.
McAleer used the story of Manitoba woman, Jan Lambourne, to illustrate his point as she was one of four Canadians injured in the Las Vegas shooting and was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds after being shot in the stomach and after surgery, rehabilitation and air transport she was handed a bill for $300,000.
'“We are talking about one of the most expensive, if not the most expensive, place to receive medical treatment,” McAleer said referring of the U.S. health care system and the financial burden if you are caught up in one of the daily mass shootings in the nation when it is always too early to talk about gun control from the last mass killing before the next one comes along.