Don’t Have a Gun? You’re Paying the Price Anyway.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that gunshot wounds cost us $2.3 billion in medical bills a year  — and we taxpayers pay $1.1 billion of that through Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs.

75% of the costs come from attacks, rather than accidents or suicide attempts.

While only 2% of gunshot wounds cause spinal cord injuries, those injuries comprise half the total costs.

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2 comments on “Don’t Have a Gun? You’re Paying the Price Anyway.

  1. momshieb says:

    I can’t click “Like” but this is exactly the kind of information that just has to get out there. When the hell do we get to say “enough”?

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