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Boston victims face lifetime of medical bills

CNNMoney, May 1, 2013
More than $30 million has been donated for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Yet it may not be nearly enough to cover the years of medical bills for those injured. Massachusetts, where many of the more than 260 victims live, mandates residents have health insurance. But even those with coverage could face major out-of-pocket costs. "This will unfortunately be with them their entire lives," said Praveen Subramani, who organized a crowdfunding campaign for his friend's parents Ann and Eric Whalley, a retired Boston couple. Eric Whalley suffered brain trauma as well as nerve damage in his foot that may require an amputation, while Ann Whalley has undergone skin grafting and will require a bone graft.