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Donations to victims raises questions about others outside the spotlight

It was a gesture of generosity and concern for the community: Some of the state’s largest health insurers pledged on Tuesday to waive out-of-pocket medical costs for members who were hurt in the April 15 attack on the Boston Marathon, and hospitals promised to hold back patient bills.

Kay Lazar and I reported in today’s Globe that Tufts Health Plan would waive out-of-pocket costs for all medical and mental health needs resulting from the bombing and subsequent manhunt. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts said it would review each case individually, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care said it would waive medical costs.

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