Talk about sticker shock. A New York woman recently shared that
her sister was reportedly charged $40 “for crying” at a doctor’s appointment. Camille Johnson, 25, a popular YouTube and internet personality, shared a photo of her younger sibling’s medical bill.
“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 captioned the photo in a tweet.
The image highlighted a segment of the bill that docked her sis for a “BRIEF EMOTIONAL/BEHAV ASSMT.”
In the Twitter thread, she explained that her sister has a “rare disease” and “got emotional because she feels frustrated and helpless,” as she’s reportedly struggled to find care. “One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she is crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing,” she wrote.
The photo went viral with more than 54,000 retweets and 425,000 likes, plus thousands of comments from people expressing their shock.