Insurance May Start Covering Crying


You probably know most of the things your insurance covers, but does it cover a few tears in the doctor's office?

Camille Johnson, a popular YouTube personality, shared a bill from her sister that showed an added $40 for a "brief emotional and behavioral assessment." Johnson translated that in a tweet, saying, “My little sister has been really struggling with a health condition lately and finally got to see a doctor. They charged her $40 for crying!"

She went on to add that the doctor didn't do much to earn that cash, writing, “One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she was crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing,”

A number of commenters chimed in with their own horror stories. One woman recalled being in a hospital waiting room where the "doc said hello, gave me a business card, and said I should call for an appointment. Later sent me a bill for $250. I put his business card in an envelope with the bill and a note that said I only know one profession that charges for social calls, and he wasn’t that much fun."

For the record, the second woman didn't have to pay a penny.

Source: New York Post

Photo: Getty Images


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