The American healthcare system has always been a complete joke, but this has been taken to a whole new level after a woman was charged for crying during an appointment.
Camille Johnson, a YouTube personality based out of New York City, took to Twitter to post her sister’s bill from when she went to visit a doctor. Her sister ended up being charged $40 for crying by the doctor involved. Going through a difficult injury or illness can be emotional for anyone so it’s a normal human reaction to cry.
Johnson followed up on her post to better explain the situation. “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.
“They charged her more for crying than they did for a vision assessment test. 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 said.
Johnson’s post has since blown up with many other people airing their grievances about the American healthcare system. One user commented: “Tell me you live in America without telling me that you live in America.”
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.”