Everybody deserves to be healthy because being full of energy means leading a good life. However, health becomes a real issue if you have to pay your weight in gold whenever you need to go to the hospital.

When US Senator Bernie Sanders asked his Twitter followers what the most absurd medical bill they’ve ever received was, the floodgates opened. The stories were shocking, to say the least. So here is a compilation of the most ridiculous medical bills that Americans were presented with. Get ready for your jaw to drop and your eyes to pop because some of these are unbelievable. Upvote the bills you found the most shocking, leave us a comment and remember to share with your friends.

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Isle_of_stressed_pilots 4 weeks ago

I have a huge lump in my throat from reading the ones where babies die. I can't possible imagine what you went through

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Vicky Zar 4 weeks ago

Only in the USA

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Charlotte 4 weeks ago

But boo, socialism bad! /s

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Some of these bills reached tens-of-thousands and even hundreds-of-thousands of bills. I’ll be honest with you, when I saw them I genuinely thought I was either seeing things or that somebody accidentally added a couple of extra zeroes.

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 4 weeks ago

Is anything in that country for free? Can you breath for free? Or... maybe you went for the stitches removal to an all inclusive 5stars resort?

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Andres Tejeda 4 weeks ago

That is a shame, I swear I think doctors request test just to run up the bill.

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 4 weeks ago (edited)

If people have an word to say in that country, they have to change sòmething. It's very wrong. How it came to this situation I cannot imagine. The life itself has the rating below money.

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The harsh reality is that healthcare is incredibly expensive in the United States, and plenty of people always wonder: “Why?” Investopedia explains that healthcare in the US is “about twice as expensive as it is in any other developed country.” However, despite the cost, the US healthcare system is only the 37th in quality, according to the World Health Organization.

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Marcellus the Third 4 weeks ago

Ah, but the eggs they do so you can sue them for $12K or more.

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Sterrinatu 4 weeks ago

I hear ya. My bill for a UTI was $6,000. They didn't even diagnose me. I walked and told them what was wrong what antibiotic I needed. What am I paying $6,000 for?

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Iris Engler 4 weeks ago

How is it that a human life obviously has no value in this nation? How can America ever be "great" again, as long as this madness continues?

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Harvard economist David Cutler told Investopedia that the main reason why US healthcare costs are sky-high is this: “The administrative costs of running our healthcare system are astronomical. About one-quarter of healthcare cost is associated with administration, which is far higher than in any other country.”

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Liza C 4 weeks ago

Had smth similar with a family member , 30.000 out of pocket , insurance ended up refunding us 7 thousand back after months of fighting, but that's insane

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Schrödinger's Dog 4 weeks ago

He should pay it all.

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Hans 4 weeks ago

This one sounds odd. I cannot believe they forfeit that claim.

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What’s more, the cost of medical drugs in the United States is far higher than in other developed countries. Meanwhile, American doctors are afraid of litigation, so they practice what’s called ‘defensive medicine’ — they order lots of different tests even when they know what the diagnosis is.

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Suzi Gauthier 4 weeks ago

Fight all bills. They know some people will just give up. I fought & they paid it. It may not work 100% of the time, but something like this definitely. Also, take the complaint to Facebook.

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Isidien Gudmundsdottir 4 weeks ago

Out of control predatory greed

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 4 weeks ago

Aren"t the ER acțions/operation free of change? Or ER is considered as privat hospitals? You are not paying taxes in that country, to have state hospitals? Just wondering... anyway, strange medical system.

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What do you think of the US healthcare system, dear Pandas? Have you ever had any massive medical bills? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments.

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Ellie 4 weeks ago

What did she need to be saved?

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Vex Boxx 4 weeks ago

The ambulances in the US are insane. I have flat out refused to get into one when necessary because I couldn't afford the bill. Asked my friend to take me to the hospital from the Urgent Care instead of the ambulance they had "called" for me. Luckily, she is no stranger to the US Healthcare Mafia.

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Gabi X. 4 weeks ago

I had to pay €600, just to hear: oh you're not making eye contact with me, you're autistic. I was severely depressed and felt ashamed back then.

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Mia Cardenas 4 weeks ago

Pharmaceuticals are big business and could care less if your life is at risk because you cannot afford medications. Cost very little to make these treatments compared to the bill you get. They justify this on the bases of "research". This is another vile industry just like insurance. No compassion

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Andres Tejeda 4 weeks ago

Didn't you know there is a $900 speaking fee, plus $75 eye contact fee. Then another $25 just for walking in the door?

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comboplush 4 weeks ago

..I have no words..:|

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Doober 4 weeks ago

Sadly, if his best friend was married in a community property state, like California, their spouse would inherit and be responsible for that 2 million dollar debt. Really awful stuff.

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Ellie 4 weeks ago

But why did the ambulance send them to a hospital further away? Shouldn't they also be responsible for the fact they were taken to a farther one?

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 4 weeks ago

Do you have to make a credit to afford a child? Or paying rates after the birth? That country is not right.

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Venic 4 weeks ago

Going out-of-network without patient consent and later slamming them with the bill when insurance won't field it is a practice commonly called "balance billing" or "surprise billing". Some states have been taking measures against this. I expect I probably can't paste links, but there are a lot of various initiatives around the US to get laws passed to prevent this. Look for your state and the phrase "balance billing", and if yours has no protections in place, I strongly advise you help petition your lawmakers to rectify it.

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 4 weeks ago

That's a sick country. I am not reffering to peoples' health, but the medical system is sick.

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LOttawa 4 weeks ago

Who the hell has a $60k credit card??!? and will you be my friend...

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Mark Kelly 4 weeks ago (edited)

My bro was rear ended here in Canada and had no bills and even received almost 10 grand

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Andres Tejeda 4 weeks ago

I'm mean did the doctor make eye contact? that's already a$ 75 charge just for that.

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comboplush 4 weeks ago

At this point, I do believe they just declare how many digits the bill should include and let a random number generator do the rest.

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