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Distraught Woman Charged £32 'For Crying' During Doctor’s Appointment
A woman was shocked when she was charged for crying during a doctor's appointment (stock image) (Image: Getty Images | Maskot)
May 20th, 2022 | 15:01 PM | 230 views
A woman was shocked after visiting her doctor - as she was charged £32 ' for crying ' during the appointment.
Camille Johnson, 25, is a YouTube star and shared a photo of her younger sister's medical bill - explaining that she had gone in for help with a 'rare disease'.
The woman, from the US, was handed the bill and was distraught when she saw 'brief emotional/behav assmt', alongside the amount - $40 (£32.)
Camille said that her sibling 'got emotional because she feels frustrated and helpless', but that didn't stop the health care professional from charging her 'one tear in'.
Taking to Twitter, Camille said: "My little sister has been really struggling with a health condition lately and finally got to see a doctor. They charged her $40 for crying.
"One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she is crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing."
Camille's post soon went viral, with 62,000 retweets and 489,000 likes - and many people took to the comments to share their thoughts on the American medical system.
One quipped: "Tell me you live in America without telling me that you live in America."
Then another wrote: "I mean, they charge a mother for holding her baby after it's born so this doesn't surprise me in the least."
Another user agreed, and added: "Yep. My daughter was charged $44 for 'skin to skin contact'. In other words when they flopped my grandson up onto her chest after the umbilical cord was cut. I guess the cheaper alternative was letting him fall on the floor?"
A fourth user shared a screenshot of a similar bill, where the cost was only $11 (£9), and added: "Wow, they're REALLY jackin' up the cost of crying. This sounded very familiar, so I searched my timeline and... bam! *less than a year ago*."
That bill was for an American woman who said she was charged $11 after crying during a mole removal surgery.
The charge was categorised as showing ‘Brief Emotion’.
She sarcastically tweeted an image of her bill, writing: "Mole removal: $223 Crying: extra."
The social media user on Twitter called Midge, then jokily added: "I didn’t even get a damn sticker."
One person replied: "I can't tell if this is amazing satire or another example of ridiculous medical billing shenanigans," to which the woman replied: "It's real," before adding an emoji of an American flag.
Many were left shocked by the charge, and many criticised the 'horrendous' charges people can face while ill.
courtesy of MIRROR
by John Bett, Audience Writer
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