An American woman’s tweet went viral after she shared a picture of her sister’s medical bill in which she claimed the doctor charged $40 for crying during her appointment. .
Camille Jhonson, a YouTube content creator, tweeted a photo of her sister’s medical bill and wrote, “My sister has been really struggling with her health lately and finally had to visit her. doctor. They charged her $40 for crying,” on Twitter.
Johnson wrote that her sister was suffering from a rare illness but the doctors handled her mental breakdown very well during the examination. Johnson added: “One tear and they charged her $40 without explaining why she was crying, trying to help, doing any assessment, any prescription, no what”.
Surprisingly, the itemized medical bill showed that Johnson’s sister was accused of crying more than any other test.
“They accused her of crying more than they did a vision assessment test. They accused her of crying more than a hemoglobin test. They accused her of crying more than a health risk assessment. They accused her of crying more than because of a capillary bleed,” Johnson added.
The cost of the doctor’s visit includes a vision assessment test for $20, a hemoglobin test for $15, capillary blood draw for $30, and a PT-focused health risk assessment for 30 dollars.
The viral tweet prompted netizens to share their experiences with overcharged medical bills, while some offered advice on how to negotiate hospital bills.
Fortunately, Johnson’s sister was covered by her father’s insurance plan.
In the US, public health care services such as Medicare, or private health insurance from an employer usually cover most but not all medical services, leaving patients with the rest of the work to do. back of the invoice.