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Tell Us About A Time You Were Overcharged For Healthcare

We wanna know!

It's no secret that the American healthcare system is a complete joke.

Britney Spears saying, "Obviously!"

And patients get charged WAY too much for the services they receive, even with insurance!

Seth Meyers saying, "Eleven gazillion dollars"

So we wanna know about a time you were charged a ridiculous price for healthcare.

Eric Cartman from "South Park" looking shocked and the words "How much?" underneath his face
Comedy Central

I'll go first! A couple months ago, I got a physical, a well-woman exam, and a flu shot — nothing special. My doctor's office told me preventative stuff was covered by insurance and would be free. Lo and behold, I recently got a bill in the mail for $400!!!


Apparently, my piece-of-crap insurance didn't cover much at all. And I obviously wasn't budgeting for the bill since the doctor's office told me it would be free!

Perhaps you performed the absolute miracle of childbirth, just to get an outrageous bill for way more than you could afford.

Nine Network

Or maybe you got a surgery you needed, and the bill was so shockingly high that you'll be paying it off for YEARS.


Whatever it is, we wanna hear it! Tell us about a stupidly high medical bill you received for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!

If you'd like to respond anonymously, you can do so here.