The American’s shocked sister shared her medical bill on social media, which included an additional $40 fee for a “brief emotional/behavioral assessment,” much to her anger
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A young woman visiting a doctor for a health check was shocked when she was charged an extra £30 simply for crying during her visit.
The patient had gone to her GP after recently battling a health issue related to her rare disease.
Because of her frustration, she shed a tear during her counseling.
When she later saw the bill, she found that she had been charged for a “brief emotional/behavioral assessment” that cost more than her tests.
The example was shared by her sister – YouTuber Camille Johnson – on social media as an example of America’s “broken healthcare system”.
She shared on Twitter: “My little sister has been really struggling with a health condition lately and finally needed to see a doctor. They charged her $40 for crying.
“They charged her more for crying than for a hemoglobin test. They charged her more for crying than for a health risk assessment.
“They charged her more for crying than for a capillary blood draw.
“She has a rare disease so she really struggled to find care. She became emotional because she felt frustrated and helpless.
“One tear and they charged her $40, not addressing why she’s crying, trying to help, do an assessment, prescription, nothing.”
The post drew a lot of attention from people on social media who were shocked by the bill.
One person replied: “I also have a rare disease and it’s impossible to go through my symptoms or ask the doctor for help without crying emotionally troubled tears.
“This billing practice is inhumane.”
Camille said back, “No one should have to suffer from a health condition without knowing if they can ever afford help.”
Several other people were also upset by the bill, with one saying: “No human should have to go through this.
“I hope that one day Americans will realize that freedom is not having to worry about education, health care and housing.”
Another replied: “How can even a country like Brazil have free access and she couldn’t come to take an exam in the most advanced country in the world?
“It can only be a joke, it doesn’t work.”
Last year, another American woman was furious when she was charged $11 after crying during mole removal surgery.
The charge was classified as a “brief emotion”.
She sarcastically tweeted a picture of her bill and wrote, “Mole removal: $223 crying: extra.”
The social media user Twitter called mosquito He then jokingly added, “I didn’t even get a friggin’ sticker.”
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