While we may imagine a dystopian future of thought police, killer robots, and nuclear fallout, the real future predictions are much more boring. Instead of being brutally brainwashed and enslaved by fascist, authoritarian regimes, we have willingly enslaved ourselves. By allowing the top 1% to get exponentially richer, we drown in a sea of debts, tech, advertising, endless wars, environmental destruction, addictions, depression... the list goes on.

Brilliant, isn't it? But it's ok; there's always Facebook to scroll through (Bored Panda too, obvs), Netflix to watch, chemical-laden meals to consume, manufactured outrages over a mermaid's skin color to comment on. Who's got time for thoughtful resistance in this sick, sad world? Even those that think they are resisting by electing bigoted billionaires, bankers and Eton toffs to represent them are simply playing into their hands, as their dishonest, scaremongering claptrap divides us ever further over political, racial and gender lines!

Sometimes we need to take a step back and see the forest for the trees. This list, compiled by Bored Panda, contains some pretty terrifying examples of present-day dystopian society, things that make you realize that beyond all the distractions of trying to survive and thrive in the rat race, something's not quite right with this world.

So if you didn't find the sinister scenes of mindless automatons chanting “send her back” chilling enough, scroll down below to get a reality check on the spookily Orwellian society we are allowing to be constructed, and let's see if we can fix our near future in the comments! If you want to see even more proof of our dystopian world, be sure to check out our previous list!

#1

Immigrants

Immigrants

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

up-voting this! #truth

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The term 'boring dystopia was coined by the late academic and cultural theorist Mark Fisher in 2015. He used it to refer to the "bland, mildly coercive signs that abound in late-stage capitalist society, which foster a vague sense of isolation or unease."

He started a Facebook group that documented these signs as a way to develop consciousness about the world around us. "It was understood from the start to be a consciousness-raising exercise, encouraging people to perceive the actual state of Britain rather than the PR state," Fisher said in an interview with Vice. "Which is surprisingly hard, because there's this mixture of Silicon Valley ideology, PR and advertising which distracts us from our own aesthetic poverty, and the reality of what we have. Which is just all these crap robots…"

#2

This Is Caleb. Caleb Has A Degree In Zoology And Asks His Customers What Their Favorite Animal Is. He Gives Them Facts While Completing Their Orders!

This Is Caleb. Caleb Has A Degree In Zoology And Asks His Customers What Their Favorite Animal Is. He Gives Them Facts While Completing Their Orders!

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Koalamonster
Community Member
2 years ago

That's both very cute and very depressing all at once.

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#3

Real Problem

Real Problem

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varwenea
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2 years ago

Is America "Great" yet?

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"Boring Dystopia was partly about the fact that no one can care about stuff any more," said Fisher. "It's not that they don't care, but in a city like London, or any intensely pressured urban metropolis—add to that the pressures of capitalist cyberspace and people just feel like they perpetually have no time."

"Our resources for caring are depleted, and that has aesthetic consequences."

#4

Charity

Charity

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Saddest part is that a lot of celebs even get paid to promote a charity.

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#5

Put The Blame Where It Belongs

Put The Blame Where It Belongs

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Kathie Leonetti
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2 years ago

Let's not forget the politicians and celebrities who fly all over who have huge SUVs .

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The Facebook group was short-lived, with Fisher quickly becoming disillusioned with Facebook itself. "For me the point at which the group started to go downhill was when it became like every other Facebook group. It was just recirculating 'content' and sending links, keeping people inside what I would call capitalist cyberspace instead of looking outside at their own environment. It felt like it was reinforcing the condition it was intended to displace," he explained.

"It didn't work at that scale, and you could feel that it wasn't the right place for it… It was just an experiment, and Facebook probably wasn't the right platform. I didn't want it to be diluted."

#6

A Child Can’t Stay On The Transplant List, Solely Because He’s Homeless

A Child Can’t Stay On The Transplant List, Solely Because He’s Homeless

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frank0ys
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2 years ago

...This is sad.

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#7

Calling An Ambulance In USA

Calling An Ambulance In USA

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giovanna
Community Member
2 years ago

That is just RIDICULOUS. I really, honestly don't understand how come the American people are not crazy mad in the streets protesting about that. Like, protesting all the time.

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After Fisher's tragic death in 2017 at the age of 48, his work remains as his legacy and is as important and relevant as it's ever been. His 2009 book Capitalist Realism is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the modern world, and his 'Boring Dystopia' group lives on mainly in the subreddit r/ABoringDystopia.

What do you think? Are we truly living in a boring dystopia? Scroll down below to see the rest of the examples for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#8

Stealing An Education

Stealing An Education

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Miklós Nagy
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2 years ago

Land of free? :D

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#9

Need Books? Donate Plasma!

Need Books? Donate Plasma!

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Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

You are supposed to sell plasma for beer at that age. This isn't right

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#10

I Had To Pay $39.35 To Hold My Baby After He Was Born

I Had To Pay $39.35 To Hold My Baby After He Was Born

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Mick Hambleton
Community Member
2 years ago

What??? That is absolutely disgusting

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

And on top, medically absurd. For the health of mother and baby, studies show that this early bonding, especially after a c-section, is invaluable! It has been found that it mitigates problems otherwise associated with c-sections, such as weakness is the baby and breast-feeding-related problems. And it will greatly reduce the risk of the mother become depressive after birth. But hey, the hospital could earn money if any of this happens, and the baby-food industry just waits for all these babys who "simply do not like breast milk". This is vile!

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Christina Sersif
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2 years ago

It’s also disgusting that you have and pay for insurance yet you still have a balance. What’s the point of insurance?

Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 years ago

WHAT THE HELL IN AMERICA YOU HAVE TO FRICKING PAY TO GIVE FRICKEN BIRTH???? WHAT. NO SEROUSLY. THIS IS SHOCKING.

Antanas Simkus
Community Member
2 years ago

When my daughter was born, the total bill for everything was about 42k $. t was in Manhattan, Mount Sinai Hospital, really good, and they took care of everything, but yeah, you gotta sell your house to have a baby f you don`t have insurance :(( Sad but true.

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Is America "Great" yet?

Bacony
Community Member
1 year ago

If you wanna see Great America, go back a thousand years. Yeah, we kinda screwed it up.

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Matt Atfield
Community Member
2 years ago

We've had two emergency c sections in Australia for our kids. We have paid $0 for the whole thing

Carrie Myers
Community Member
2 years ago

You guys don't have to pay for healthcare??

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Wait what??? I wish that was a joke. My aunt had her son 3 months early, has an emergency cesarean, stayed in hospital for a week or so, her son was in neonatal ward for 3 months with round the clock care etc and she had to pay nothing. Medicare paid for it all. So glad I live in Australia.

Danby Drongo
Community Member
2 years ago

@HOUSE... cough, cough, been to Death Valley lately... and as for creepy crawleys... (cough, cough) Donald J Trump!

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Over $13k to give birth to a kid? That's insane as well. And how did they deliver 79 C-sections?

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

A 79-minute use of the delivery room for the procedure, perhaps?

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

I even read from a guy who had to pay $25 to hold his new born child for 5 minutes. America's health system is very sick.

Jace
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2 years ago

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Bathsheba
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2 years ago

"Land of the free" never seemed more ironic.

Mica Fiverline
Community Member
2 years ago

Once again, the american "healthcare" system continues to baffle me...

Dave G.
Community Member
2 years ago

like your country's healthcare is better. lol. must be why everyone keeps coming here and keep raving about how much better our healthcare is. myself included (immigrated to the united states from soviet union)

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Courtland Bibb
Community Member
2 years ago

I have skin cancer on my shoulder, In Atlanta I was bleeding and needed a new bandage. Went into the Er, told them what I had and what I needed. They didn't believe me. Told me it was "Drug seeking behavior and an std." I am still curious what kind of parties that doctor goes to that std's present on the shoulder. When they finally took the bandage off and realized I was right. The Er doc said it was, "above his pay grade and I should find a doctor that makes me feel comfortable." Then they had the balls to send me a bill.

Jace
Community Member
2 years ago

Refuse to pay it; take them to small claims court.

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Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
2 years ago

Paying almost 2k dollars for giving birth at hospital? I mean, our medical treatment is really bad, but at least Its free in Czech

Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

If I understand correctly it's 13k, 11.6k of which are paid by insurance and then she still has to pay another 1.6k. Absurd. In Bulgaria it's about 1.5k dollars to give birth at a private hospital (part of which can be covered by additional medical insurance which some employers provide for their staff), government ones are free.

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

i'm so glad i'm in canada and Don't paid for that.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

no free hugs at US hospitals....

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

This is pathetic. Y'all are on the warpath about something of which y'all obviously know nothing. Skin to skin care is needed when a baby needs IV or oxygen. At least 1, if not 2, trained personnel need to monitor the vital signs of the baby and check on positioning of the child. What I find totally incredible is how ENTITLED and UNEDUCATED y'all are. Do YOU spend money for education and then go to a job where YOU don't get paid? How are these people supposed to live, while y'all get everything for free?

Dave G.
Community Member
2 years ago

country don't bother with facts and logic liberals dont even know what those are. they will just read your comment, their eyes will roll back in their heads, a little drool will dribble out of their mouth as they mindlessly hammer the "downvote" button

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Andrea Delden
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! This would all be covered in Canada! It looks like this lady had good insurance but she still had to pay $1626.52!

Lana Belysheva
Community Member
2 years ago

You just gave birth to a new tax payer! It's public service! They should pay you!

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes preemies need skin to skin contact for their health. In truth, the mom and babe need a great deal of help from nurses/or respiratory therapists. It used to be the babies just stayed in their isolettes until a blackout caused people to discover this. Do I think it's a legitimate charge. Don't let someone who is uneducated or wants to cause problems fool you by distorting the facts.

auntyj
Community Member
2 years ago

This has been around for a while, it was the fee for an extra midwife to stay in theatre with the Mum & baby, as I gather otherwise the baby would’ve gone to the nursery. Still extremely weird, we routinely do skin to skin in theatre, and even if we don’t for some reason, the baby stays with it's parents. Nurseries don’t exist in Australia, babies room in unless they’re ill and have to go to ICU.

B
Community Member
2 years ago

The land of the free, eh?

Kirsten Lockwood
Community Member
2 years ago

Why the heck should it cost to have a freaking child

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

It doesn't. You just have the baby wherever you want. You don't have to pay someone who's trained and studied - nurses pulling 12 hour shifts, checking your meds 6 times before you take them to make sure you are who you are and not getting the wrong meds. Just invite someone who hasn't paid for their education and who has to work for a living. They charge nothing. And if something goes wrong and you have a tragedy you have nobody but yourself to blame. You can sue yourself for malpractice - and, hey! You don't even need a lawyer for that!!!

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okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

It cost me $10 for my kid. It would have been FREE but my tired wife (at the time) wanted a private room. $2 a day times 5 days in Manhatten, (Fort Riley) Kansas.

Donna Cheung
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm more interested in the "quantity: 79" of delivery by c-section...

Tambot
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe the cuts???? Weird

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Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow I must consider myself being lucky of being Spanish and having the Social Security we have here, and that when in comes to very serious problems even private hospitals transfer patients there. Transplants are only allowed in public hospitals. 25 years already being the N° 1 in donations and transplants.

Job Schopman
Community Member
2 years ago

She had 79 C-sections?

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

I think that is surgery theatre minutes. The time spent using the room.

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Kirsty Fleming
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm in the uk. Free healthcare. When I had my son I got a life threatening illness and had to stay in hospital for over a month. I would of died without medical care. Genuinely curious, what happens in an emergency where u will die without help but there is no chance in hell u could afford thousands, then or in the future

924alana
Community Member
2 years ago

You declare bankruptcy.

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Seth Stephens
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Am I an idiot? Because I cant make these numbers add up to $13280

Hexenfox
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Norway and pregnant women get free healthcare + no charge for delivery etc. Hospital stays are also free for everyone.

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
2 years ago

My wife had 2 C-sections in Ontario, and all we got was a bill for upgrading to a private room for something like $100

Peta_C
Community Member
2 years ago

Horrendous! This is NOT OKAY!

Trix
Community Member
2 years ago

Dude, talking to your wife about how to breastfeed her child which almost every mum knows how to as an instinct, cost even more. But I guess that's freedom and Murica for you?

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not true at all. My daughter and I suffered terribly trying to nurse our first babies. Would you like to have open wounds on your nipples ( or penis) and then have a pit bull with no teeth clamp down on them? I used to rock backward and forward from the pain. It wasn't until I had help with my 4th and 5th baby that a friend who was a lactation consultant helped me. Most women nowadays get a lactation consultant and that's real PROGRESS!!

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Just Me
Community Member
1 year ago

That is sick.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad I live in Canada

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is outrageous and should have been a springboard to look hard at hospital billing practices and set laws prohibiting this kind of gouging.

Jane Sandeman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is insanity

Maria Isabel Katto
Community Member
2 years ago

OK, so the full amount, hug included was $13,280.49??? I guess that if someone does not have insurance, that hug would be the last as the baby should be sold to pay for that bill.

Granstef Ghostlapin
Community Member
2 years ago

For all the human being, the real madness is on the 13280.49 $ bill that you have to pay to have a child !! It's totally free in all the civilised contry in europe (U know, all those places where they don't speak english !)

June Bankes
Community Member
2 years ago

What’s happening to Humanity .. .

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
2 years ago

It appears having a baby is very expensive even before the buying of food, diapers and school books begins

Robert Taillon
Community Member
2 years ago

In CUBA all medical care are of highest quality and FREE, for everyone, all the time, plus no waiting. Can you appreciate what difference it makes in everyday life? Same thing for education, at all levels. Can you appreciate the difference.

yoyo mASTER
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait what?

Petya Georgieva
Community Member
2 years ago

Delivery c-section and they charged for 79 units? Please, someone explain this.

Joannie Goulet
Community Member
2 years ago

This is disgusting.

Rhon
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my goodness! That’s just so wrong!

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! Speechless...😶

Georgann Haeffner
Community Member
2 years ago

Horrifying! It is no wonder home births are on the rise!

Jeff Requier
Community Member
2 years ago

During a caesarean, many people become shaky, nauseous, uncomfortable, even faint,” Grant explained. “These are normal physiological reactions. In order to facilitate skin to skin in the OR, an extra nurse needs to be available to assist.” Bull shit. my boys mom had them by c section an we didnt need an extra nurse in Canada.

Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
2 years ago

That is one of the most disturbing things ever. A mother holding her child for the first time is one of the most amazing moments in somone's life. Sucking money out of that... it is just making me want to vomit

Heather Resendiz
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's not overlook the "contractual allowance adjustment". If an insurance company pays it pays almost 50% less than they expect an uninsured person to private pay. If an uninsured person could afford to pay 50% more than an insurance company then they would have insurance.

Neo Conderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Nasty hospital. Not convincing to me as a world gone mad yet.

Nicola Simmons
Community Member
2 years ago

That's disgusting

Janine Randall
Community Member
2 years ago

Not that it's any better or worse, but these are probably "exploding" charges. The data entry person enters one code, and a bunch of others pop up with it as well. That's why I always check my medical bills to make sure I wasn't charged for something I didn't have, or fight about the cost of something I did have.

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

That's outrageous, paying to hold your own child. This is what's wrong with this world!

Laura Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF??

Danby Drongo
Community Member
2 years ago

...and in New Zealand you have to pay an unbelievable $0 when giving birth. Totally outrageous... we need the US system here like yesterday and... oh, wait.

Jessica Compton
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF???

Sallieanne Goodson
Community Member
2 years ago

Fuck living in America, disgusting

SMarriott
Community Member
2 years ago

Wtf.. mouth on floor

Rod Ruger
Community Member
2 years ago

note the lactation consultation charge for $61.96!

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Canada so they usually send a private nurse out to your home to help you with nursing for a couple of hours. Just once to your home and you will get some consulting whilst you are in hospital. This is free for us , the government pays this. But I would have paid for a lactation nurse $60. It sounds like a lot but it is worth every penny. Breastfeeding sucks...no pun intended. It hurts and sometimes is near impossible. Not all first time moms know what to do , it is hard.

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Sharon Madsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Horrible. GRRR

Joyce Berman
Community Member
2 years ago

That's ridiculous. But those in socialist countries pay for it, too; it's just in their taxes.

D.J. Thorb
Community Member
2 years ago

More medical extortion.... How's this making anything Great?

Bacony
Community Member
1 year ago

costs

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Anet Arteacher
Community Member
2 years ago

Interestingly you can actually refuse to pay certain charges if you think their fraudulent. That really screws up the hospitals accounting. On lesser charges they usually let it go then. You could also argue your costs down. If you have to pay out of pocket always argue your costs down.

Doreen Pinkham
Community Member
2 years ago

This facility didn't deserve the consideration of the OP who blacked out the name. I would love to know who and where it is.

Sally Hudd
Community Member
2 years ago

How do Americans afford to have babies?

Javier del Rios
Community Member
2 years ago

What the actual f@ck?!

Lu
Community Member
2 years ago

31,000 for a c-section. Canada: don’t even bat an eyelid. I wish everyone didn’t have to worry about the cost of having a baby.

Leslea Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

And here in Canada the government pays you a monthly cheque until child turns 18. It is around $600/ month till kid turns 6yrs old then it goes down $100. So, $500 every month till 18yrs old and free dental for all kids til l18! I think it is something like 4 kids you get this amount for each child then after 5 or more they do not pay as much for additional kids. If yourtax bracket is a certain amount these prices will go down, I gave the low end, so the best case scenario.

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Alexa
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not they charge you to hold your child, it's them charging you for the nurse keeping an eye on the baby or you while you holding the baby. Hospitals charge for EVERYTHING! From water down to Tylenol! Yep, EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND ASK FOR, THEY CHARGE YOU!

C Hypercube
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm surprised they didn't charged for the baby's first breath. *U.S. health care system. Ripping you off since birth*

Ashley Paine
Community Member
2 years ago

......... omfg this is outrageous

Grace Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s worth $39.35?!?!? FUCKINGN $39.35 FOR A CHILD?!?!?!? CHILDREN ARE WKTH SO MUCH MORE AND THIS IS RIDICULOUS

Toni Crabtree
Community Member
2 years ago

Greed and corruption rule. Those that can change it won't. They benefit from it.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
2 years ago

and they charge for every single cotton ball...

Fajar Kurniawan
Community Member
2 years ago

People wont watch ER or Grey's Anatomy the same again

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
2 years ago

Not to mention under quantity it states that you had 79 c sections!

Leslie Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

The doctor must not have been smiling, else they’d charged you for that too.

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

What?

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, some of these comments aren't making sense. They aren't clear as to their point.

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GrumpyCat7
Community Member
2 years ago

W H A T ?????!!!! That is utterly inhumane and disgraceful!!

Sue Sanders
Community Member
2 years ago

That's totally unreal, like from a SciFi movie or something. And "lactation consult"? Give the Mom a laptop and she can Google the information. Probably a YouTube video on the subject. Geez.

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

That's completely not true. Each nursing couple is different and a mom can find one baby easy to nurse but be screaming from nipples that look like hamburger with the next. I speak from experience.

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SarcasticGamer
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah...like a shady mechanic sneaking things onto your bill...lovely...

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Getting lactation consultation in the hospitals is a victory won by the LaLeche League (IMO, one of the best organizations in the world) who've been fighting since the 1940's-'50's for this. Unfortunately, similarly to the anti-immunization groups, people have become spoiled by the way of life that people had to work for over decades. If this weren't so sad I'd enjoy the irony.

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Simba
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF?! 😠

Melisa K.
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL how can people confidently say that the U.S is the "greatest nation on earth" when the charge you $40 to hold your newborn in hospital? What a joke!

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf? How much would the charge have been if she left the baby there? There shouldn't be a charge to hold what comes out of you. Especially when the charges for everything else to get to that point is already expensive.

WallFlowers
Community Member
2 years ago

Not only in America sadly...

Petteri Lohikoski
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah nothing is free... nurse has to do extra movement for that.. but do that money go to the nurse...

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
2 years ago

How did you even have 79 C-Sections? Also, why on earth should anyone have to $13280.49 JUST to give birth???

jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know wtf to say.

Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

How comes that even you pay expensive insurance, you still have to pay such high amounts? What does the insurance come up for then?

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Give the hospital a break. They could have charged her and their baby for the air they were breathing, but decided to be generous. I bet that woman even had the audacity to use the bathroom there, too.

Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

Consultation about lactation: $61.96???

Jewels Vern
Community Member
2 years ago

Childbirth is not a medical condition. It is a money pump for the hospital.

similarly
Community Member
2 years ago

In Japan, 20 years ago, when my children were born, it cost about 300,000 yen (about 3,000 US dollars) for the delivery and a 10 day hospital stay. This is one of the very, very few things not covered by Japanese insurance ... but no problem. Our town paid 100% of the cost for all babies born.

HOUSE
Community Member
2 years ago

I would hate to live there

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2 years ago

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Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
2 years ago

What is even the alternative? Not letting the mother hold her newborn baby?

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the problem when posters don't know, or tell, the complete truth. People start believing outrageous things.

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Carrie Myers
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this a joke? Wtf?

Lyop
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg!!! This is realll???!!!!

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad I live in Canad

Debster
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dang I want to go back and look at my 2 c-section bills.

Nancy Massi
Community Member
2 years ago

Some years ago I was teaching in a private school and getting a dirt salary. The school did provide insurance and I got a much needed surgery. In recovery some paper booties were placed on my feet I did not want or ask for, and I requested they be removed. A friend who worked at the hospital told me it was her job to find items they could charge the patient/insurer, and three months later, I received a second itemized bill from the hospital. One charge was $20 for paper booties and another was $50 for an enema I had never had administered, but was credited to my name. I refused to pay. My insurance refused to pay for anesthesia for that surgery, too. I called them up and explained that surgery to remove cyst-filled Fallopian tubes generally required anesthetic, and would they please cover that for me? Thankfully, they did.

Lillian Sommers
Community Member
2 years ago

Annddd that's why I'm using a birthing center.

NanZ
Community Member
2 years ago

Ridiculous!

Darren Wick
Community Member
2 years ago

Surely they should pay you for the transfer of skin bacteria

Shannon Richards
Community Member
2 years ago

This is going to continue as long as do not have a single payer health insurance system. Hospitals are FOR PROFIT and, by law, they must treat every single person who shows up in ER even if they don't or can't pay. So, they balance it out by overcharging everywhere and everything else. It would be cheaper to have a baby in a hotel room with a private nurse.

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

There are big problems with the medical industry, but that doesn't mean that single-payer insurance is the answer.

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BrokenAngel
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah...I'd start going up the chain about that AND the $61 to tell you to let the baby suckle!🙄

Leo H
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey those rubber gloves etc aren't gonna pay for themselves

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

The fuck?

Josurf
Community Member
2 years ago

😨🤤 Okay..... was it a rental baby ? Because that's the only good reason they could be charging for that ....

Jim Ellington
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a bargain. I waited five hours to get a prescription for ibuprofen. The bill was close to $7000.

Chonky Lilo
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet there's more to your story. Did you go to the ER or medical office for some ailment, had a battery of tests done before figuring out that all you needed was an anti inflammatory?

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M.A.D.
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd sue, but I'd probably couldn't afford a lawyer. Dang...

Vera VanWhoop
Community Member
2 years ago

She should charge the hospital for being a medical device.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

damn

Jessica
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the reason why I can't understand why people actually want to come here

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe you don't understand how difficult it can be to live in other countries. And how different they are culturally. In Finland you do not have the freedom to choose any name you want for your baby. It has to be state approved. Did you know that? My sister-in-law in the UK had to wait 1 1/2 years to see a specialist about her migraines and get a prescription for a medicine that an American could get in less than a week from their regular doc. It's easy to believe that the grass is greener on the other side.

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amandine vion
Community Member
2 years ago

Then it will be 25$ for a memory photo.

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, my daughter works hard to take those photos! They aren't provided for by the hospital. And the photographers don't even get all that money, because they work for a middleman.

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Ruby
Community Member
2 years ago

Who makes up those prices??

Alexandra
Community Member
2 years ago

Health care drom taxes is terrible. Really dont try this

Robin Bates
Community Member
2 years ago

I just can’t

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s called capitalism lol not saying I think it’s good or bad but it’s what it is with lower taxes than other countries and medical being a business to cash grab

Uchman
Community Member
2 years ago

Your taxes are really not THAT low compared to like UK. Its a lie you guys have told each other for so long.

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Tacitus86
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not even just this. The medical industry is so hyper inflated. I like that trump is forcing hospitals to have to publish the cost of their procedures so you can now make them compete for your business. More steps like this need to happen.

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

The organization my husband works for initiated their own study and dropped their prices.

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Sandy
Community Member
2 years ago

What's the next one down? $61.96 to be told how to breastfeed?!?!?!

Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a joke right?

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
2 years ago

Unfortunately it is not.

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lilly nyangweso
Community Member
2 years ago

What?????

SaberVoice
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be illegal!!

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy crap so all three of my kids cost a minimum of 118.05 just to hold them??? They are my friggin kids! I made them not the hospital. Well at least now I get to tell them this. I will somehow make it funny.

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

No. Not unless your child needed oxygen or had to be in the NICU. Then you need one or two trained people to make sure the premie or child with problems can be held properly, all the while monitoring vital signs . You don't have to pay to do it, if you choose to take yourself and your compromised baby out of the hospital and take it off the oxygen or IV or whatever it needs.

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF???????????????????????????

Sandra Llewelyn
Community Member
2 years ago

Also Lactation Consult wtf is that?

Liezel Maree
Community Member
2 years ago

What the actual fog

TomiSmith
Community Member
2 years ago

How much more ridiculous can it get? Disgusting on the part of the hospital.

Ed Souza
Community Member
2 years ago

The American dream...

Anna Haney
Community Member
2 years ago

Only in America!

Kayla Alexander
Community Member
2 years ago

I swear to god...

Kate
Community Member
2 years ago

This makes me SO angry!

Tiffany Greathouse
Community Member
2 years ago

What the actual fuck!? This is absurd!

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

what the actual fuck?How? How does this work???

Ani-87
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

In America, not in Finland or not even in Europe. The law here states it’s around 43$/night and usually they stay in the hospital for 1-3 nights if there are no complications. Obviously the cost is much higher but that’s what they charge, at least couple years ago. C-section doesn't cost extra, neither does the pain medication. If you stay in a family room afterwards, no extra cost for the baby but the companion/spouse who comes there has to pay but there is a limit of 765 dollars (basically 1 to 2 weeks in a family room I think, not sure) which means afterwards you don’t pay anything. Obviously you need to have insurance but having a baby does not come with a price tag like this. That is insane!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Only $1626 for a baby? What a bargain!

Country Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

Should a doctor, who pays nowadays over $100,000 a year in student loans, get paid nothing? Do you know how hard most of them work? I'm talking about small town family practitioners who spend few waking hours at home with their families and never know when they might face an emergency placental abruption or other life endangering situation.

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Chonky Lilo
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm familiar with this line item charge, it is actually justifiable based on the additional staffing and safety checks necessary to carry out the "skin-to-skin" procedure. I get why people who see this charge on their bill would feel confused and feel indignation. I think it would be better if they just bundle it with the main procedure so as not to cause confusion.

Betty Arsenault
Community Member
2 years ago

Total and utter bullshit

GOOGLE USER1
Community Member
2 years ago

UNBELIEVABLE

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
2 years ago

Ridiculous!11

Jessany Trotter
Community Member
2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY FUCKING DISGUSTING. SHAMEFUL.

Estebön Dávila
Community Member
2 years ago

It should come with a picture

BlahBlah
Community Member
2 years ago

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"After c-sec" so it might have been something more complex, in fact.

wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not paying for the C-Section, It's paying for having your child handed to you to hold them that irks me and everyone out.

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#11

Anything Different Would Simply Be Un-American

Anything Different Would Simply Be Un-American

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Beverly
Community Member
2 years ago

There is one thing we can do: Get out and vote. Vote for the senators and representatives who aren't afraid to push for single-payer, universal health care. And if someone calls you a socialist, tell them to look at Japan, which a) is hardly socialist, b) has the world's longest life expectancy, and c) has a well-established universal health care system.

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#12

Health Care

Health Care

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Tamara Neimet
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't have to wait for it. Come to Ukraine, we are constantly crowdfunding some sick child's care.

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#13

Watch This Advert Or Choke To Death

Watch This Advert Or Choke To Death

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María Hermida
Community Member
2 years ago

If you need to watch a video before trying to do something to help, it doesn't matter whether there are ads or not; the person will probably die anyway. That's the reason why everybody should learn some very basic first aid skills, like the Hemilich Maneuver, at school, instead of soooo much useless rubbish.

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#14

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago

I always wonder why they made it that it's the customer's job to make sure if the workers/servers are paid or not. does this system works?

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#15

Public Relations

Public Relations

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

And people working in the media industry earn way more than any manual laborer or most of the engineers, scientists, medical doctors...

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#16

Remember The Panama Papers?

Remember The Panama Papers?

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Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing hardly ever happens to rich people

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#17

"Today My Client Was Excited To Push The Elevator Buttons On The Way To Her First Deportation Hearing"

"Today My Client Was Excited To Push The Elevator Buttons On The Way To Her First Deportation Hearing"

LivingRaccoon Report

Koalamonster
Community Member
2 years ago

My niece is 5. I cannot imagine her having to represent herself in any legal matters. I'm 30, and I can't imagine representing myself in any legal matters.

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#18

I Don't Like This Episode Of Black Mirror

I Don't Like This Episode Of Black Mirror

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Well.. we are too far in killing bees and the environment.. so.. we will need to do both at the same time. There is no planet B.

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#19

Capitalism In A Nutshell

Capitalism In A Nutshell

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, give money to the folks who least need it.

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#20

Good Article. No Surprises. “It’s Not About Wanting A Pay Raise Or Extra Income, It’s Just About Wanting A Livable Wage”

Good Article. No Surprises. “It’s Not About Wanting A Pay Raise Or Extra Income, It’s Just About Wanting A Livable Wage”

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Daniel Morgan
Community Member
2 years ago

And yet Trump has the audacity to say how amazing the country is doing and how everyone is wealthier than ever. Prick.

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#21

Both Are In The Wrong But Look At How The Pictures Are Depicted

Both Are In The Wrong But Look At How The Pictures Are Depicted

Choreutic Report

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

The blindfold of Lady Justice is eaten by the moths and she turns out to be a racist, conservative b!tch.

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#22

Not A Bad Plan

Not A Bad Plan

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Koalamonster
Community Member
2 years ago

I knew a girl who got Hep C from her ex-boyfriend. Her insurance would not pay to fix it unless she was very very ill. As far as I know she still has it. Had she gone to jail she would have been treated and it wouldn't be an issue anymore.

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#23

It's All About Priorities

It's All About Priorities

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

Orange is the new black

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#24

Bathroom Sticker

Bathroom Sticker