Billed for Crying – Could US Healthcare System Be Anymore Insensitive to Those in Need?

This caring sister takes her little sister to the doctor and she becomes emotionally distressed about her rare illness. Instead of receiving sympathy, they handed her a bill!

America’s Problem Healthcare System

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A viral Twitter post by famous YouTuber Camille Johnson reveals an unbelievable incident that exposes the problems in America’s healthcare system. 

A Huge Response

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Camille’s tweet caused a frenzy online, with over half a million likes in just one week.

A Tragic Condition

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Camille explained that her sister, tragically, has a rare disease and has always found it difficult to find proper care.

She Felt Major Frustration

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During the appointment, overwhelmed by frustration and helplessness, she couldn’t help but shed a tear. 

They Added a Further Charge

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But instead of offering help, the doctors added a heartless $40 charge to the bill.

Emotional and Helpless

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“She has a rare disease so she’s been really struggling to find care. She got emotional because she feels frustrated and helpless. One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she is crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing.”

Tears Cost Money

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What’s even more mind-boggling is that the crying charge was higher than the cost of crucial tests like vision assessments, hemoglobin tests, health risk assessments, and even a blood sample. 

Gratitude for Healthcare Reform

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Camille also took the opportunity to express her gratitude to Senator Bernie Sanders for his work on healthcare reform. 

“@BernieSanders I’ve always wanted to tell you I love you. Maybe you will see this. Thank you for your work”

We Need Change

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She hoped her message would reach him and shed light on the need for significant changes in the system.

Not Alone in Her Experience

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People were furious and shared their own experiences of unfair medical charges.

Shocking Situations

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One Twitter user explained, “In 2014 I was charged $17,400 medical bill for daring to call an ambulance when I had a fever and I was alone. I wasn’t strong enough to go get off-the-counter medication myself.”

Free Healthcare in Other Countries

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Even users outside of America shared their disbelief, “In Malta, you pay nothing for healthcare. I mean everything is free, absolutely everything. It’s not the best but it’s free.”

Stark Reminders

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This incident is a stark reminder of the problems in America’s healthcare system. 

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