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Insurers need to step up

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the government, the business community, and the people of Boston have come together to spread the economic cost of the tragedy as broadly as possible. Corporations, philanthropic leaders, and individuals have contributed more than $27 million to the One Fund for personal injury victims of the tragedy. Several health insurers have agreed not to charge the injured for the portion of health care costs not covered by their policies. And businesses in the Copley Square area that were forced to close because the police were investigating a crime scene have agreed to pay their employees’ wages that would otherwise have been lost.

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