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Hospitals want cops to pay tab for uninsured suspects
San Diego Union-Tribune

When a San Diego police sergeant shot a man he said pulled a fake gun on him in a dark parking lot, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla ended up paying for all of the suspect’s medical care.

Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorter said the cost of emergency services to treat a gunshot wound can cost as much as $300,000 — an expense hospitals have to absorb if a person is uninsured.