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United States

1 January 2003

Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)

Gun violence exacts a great emotional toll on society and a big financial toll as well. Researchers found that the nation's 1997 firearm injuries, the most recent for which complete information was available, cost $802 million in hospital charges. And almost a third of the patients had no health insurance, which means the hospitals had to absorb the cost of care. Gunshots were "the leading cause for uninsured hospital days in the country that year," said Dr. Jeff... (

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