The 15 Worst Medical Billing Reasons Seen in the US |  mole

The 15 Worst Medical Billing Reasons Seen in the US | mole

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We French like to complain about our country. We are never happy. Also, France is never among the happiest countries on the planet, and that’s quite normal. But we can calm down and put things in perspective with one thing: our health system is really good. In fact. You only have to look at the Americans to realize that we are at least 12 steps ahead of them. Here, look at the absurd medical bills shared by Americans. The boys live in a kind of rotten dystopia while we take it easy with our carte vitale. We are actually lucky.

1. A woman was charged for skin-to-skin contact with her baby.

When a birth has just taken place, the mother is often offered to hold her baby against her to establish a first contact. A completely human thing (which makes you want to cry because life is beautiful anyway). Something that is supposed to be completely free as well. But no, in the United States, we can collect that $40, as we can see from this bill shared by a mother. It also makes you want to cry, but not at all for the same reasons.

2. A woman was charged an extra $11 for crying during surgery.

The guys added a line titled “brief thrill” to his account so he’d rack up another $11. This is cynicism at a very high level. On the cynicism scale, that’s just shy of “pushing a guy in a wheelchair off a cliff,” so kudos to the US.

3. $1,500 for a test that returned nothing

The person who posted the photo went to the hospital for a blood test. They told her that she had a virus that they couldn’t identify and that they couldn’t do anything for her and sent her home. Not to mention that she charged him $6,412 for the blood test. After deducting insurance, there is only $1,552 left to pay. Phew.

4. A nurse was paid $7,000 after contracting Covid-19 while working

You work to treat people in a hospital. Because of your work, you catch a virus. They’re charging you $7,000 for it. Life in the United States is beautiful.

5. Indebted for life from a suicide attempt

A 21-year-old who had attempted suicide ended up with a $93,000 bill upon leaving the hospital. Something to start off on the right foot and see life in pink. Or try again three days later, maybe.

6. Medications billed $57,000 to insurance when costing less than $100 in all other countries

At the top, we can see the US bill with a bill of $57,000 for a box of medicine containing 84 tablets. Below, the same drug in Canada, which costs around $50 for 56 tablets. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the guys are getting completely fed up with the price.

7. $153,000 for being bitten by a rattlesnake

At the same time, it’s okay, people can be a little careful instead of being bitten like this…

8. Just awful

” Where to start ? I was billed $3,000 a YEAR after giving birth to my son because the insurance company deemed the emergency c-section “unnecessary.”

$9,000 (including $3,000 that I had to pay up front) for a miscarriage.

$500 for the ultrasound that confirmed my baby had died in the womb. »

9. And then sometimes, in addition to making you pay, they try to kill you.

“A bill of $11,000 for an allergy attack that I had already treated with epinephrine before going to the hospital. I spent the night there. He charged $1,000 per hour of observation. And they gave me eggs for breakfast. I’m allergic to eggs. »

10. Debt for life from birth

A delivery billed at $610,000. It really makes me want to have children.

11. Two nights in the hospital are more expensive than two nights in a palace

Bill of almost $65,000 for two nights in a hostel. At this price, we expect there will be a TV in the room.

12. $730,000 for a month in the hospital after being hit by a driver with heroin

That’s why you have to look left and right before you get knocked down.

13. $17,000 for a penny

The boy ate a penny. The procedure to recover the piece lasted 5 minutes. The bill, he wrote in the $17,000. That’s one hell of an inflation.

14. 2 one-person ambulances, engineering

“I lost consciousness and my in-laws called 911. The 2 local paramedics arrived with 2 separate ambulances and fought over my unresponsive body. Finally, they decided who would take my body and they both sent me bills! »

15. And even when you have insurance you’re not sure what will happen.

You bought dental insurance on purpose so you could get your wisdom teeth removed, and the insurance reimbursed you less than what you pay each month:

Bill: $1416

Insurance reimbursement: $163

It’s worth it.

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