A woman sparks debate over the American healthcare system after claiming she has been charged for crying during surgery.
A woman, known by her Twitter followers as Midge, has recently posted a picture of an invoice following a mole removal. Apart from the $223 she had to pay for the simple procedure, Midge was also charged $11 for what’s described as “Brief Emotion.”
Mole removal: $223
Crying: extra pic.twitter.com/4FpC3w0cXu
— Midge (@mxmclain) September 28, 2021
As Unilad remarks, in a follow-up tweet, Midge jokingly added: “I didn’t even get a damn sticker.”
Shocked by the receipt, a commenter noted: “This accurately describes the American healthcare system.”
One person said:
“I can’t tell if this is amazing satire or another example of ridiculous medical billing shenanigans.”
Another tried to look on the bright side, saying: “At least there was a discount 😳“
A third questioned whether Midge’s healthcare covers feelings, to which she replied: “Not fully apparently.”
Others have shared their own bitter experience with U.S. healthcare, with one claiming he was charged for receiving assistance after suffering a seizure, and another who had to pay for extra anesthesia after they woke up in the middle of a wisdom tooth extraction.
What are your thoughts on the “Brief Emotion” bill and the American healthcare system in general? Let us know in the comment section!