21-year-old considers taking the 'easy way out' after seeing health insurance monthly premiums (working hed)

‘That’s a car payment’: 21-year-old considers taking the ‘easy way out’ after seeing health insurance plans

'Had to choose car insurance or health insurance; I went with car insurance.'

On Mar 17, 2024 by Phil West

woman explaining health insurance is a scam

‘GIRL I WAS JUST SCAMMED’: Woman pays $500 a month for dental insurance. She’s shocked when she learns out-of-pocket cost to fix 1 tooth

'This is why I take a copy of the work they recommend and go to Mexico.'

On Jan 18, 2024 by Tiffanie Drayton

patient greenscreen TikTok over health appointment with caption 'I contacted my new healthcare and asked for a new patient appointment' (l) patient speaking with caption 'but then I went on ZocDoc' (c) patient greenscreen TikTok over health appointment with caption 'and the soonest new patient appointment would be Friday' (r)

‘Gotta love the American healthcare system’: Patient can’t book with doctor until September 2024 under insurance

'Thank God for ZocDoc or else I could have died.'

On Jul 5, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez

pharmacy technician speaking with caption ' and i would put in goodRX coupon for them' (l) GoodRX on phone screen in front of white background (c) pharmacy technician speaking with caption ' that i wasn't allowed to do that' (r)

‘I ignored her and I just kept doing it’: Former pharmacy tech says boss reprimanded her for using GoodRx to lower customers’ costs

'You were literally saving them man-hours in their understaffed pharmacies.'

On May 5, 2023 by Phil West

CVS customer speaking in car with caption 'that the reason my medication is so much more expensive this year than last year' (l) CVS Pharmacy building with sign and blue sky (c) CVS customer speaking in car with caption 'at first the medication company keeps the price low to get you in the door' (r)

‘To get you in the door to get you hooked’: Customer says CVS pharmacist told them the real reason their medication price went up this year

'Your doc needs to do some fighting for you.'

On Apr 26, 2023 by Phil West

TikToker condemns American Healthcare system, says nurses secretly gave him stitches removal kit for him to do it himself

‘They gave me a little kit to remove my stitches myself’: Patient removes his own $ 1,900 stitches after hospital tried charging him for removal

'I hate healthcare in America.'

On Feb 19, 2023 by Braden Bjella

doctor speaking with caption 'health insurance companies don't care about you' (l) doctor speaking with caption 'they want to extract as much money as possible from your healthy body (c) doctor speaking with caption 'then when you're no longer healthy they want you to die as quickly as possible (r)

‘They want you to die as quickly as possible’: Doctor issues PSA about ‘the truth’ of health insurance companies

'As someone who works in health insurance verification—yes.'

On Feb 18, 2023 by Jack Alban

woman speaking with caption 'Finding out my insurance didn't cover maternity at 25 weeks pregnant' (l) pregnant woman with clipboard reading 'Insurance' on table (c) woman speaking (r)

Woman says she found out her insurance doesn’t cover maternity at 25 weeks pregnant

'American Healthcare is a bigger scam than MLMs.'

On Jan 12, 2023 by Rachel Kiley

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Uninsured woman shared she was going to try medicinal herbs to deal with intestinal worms, sparking debate on the state of US healthcare

'Just go to urgent care.'

On Jul 8, 2022 by Jack Alban

woman speaking looking left hand up fingers together (l) Health Insurance paperwork scattered (c) woman speaking hand on chin caption 'Part 2 with how you handled this' 'then... she wouldn't give me any more into & I hung up changed insurance... again' (r)

‘How about you transfer me over to someone else who isn’t sexist’: Woman says insurance company refused to speak to her without talking to her husband first—even though she’s the primary insured

'They must have literally just seen a man’s name and were like, ‘he must be the primary,’ and put him first.'

On Jun 26, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Laptop screen on Cost Plus Drug Co website caption 'Contact your doctor Talk to your doctor about Cost Plus Drug Co.'(l) woman speaking (c) laptop screen on Cost Plus Drug Co website medicine prices on left slashed out middle column with much cheaper prices right column displays amount saved on each (r)

‘It sounds way too good to be true’: Uninsured TikToker saved over $200 on medication using Mark Cuban’s pharmacy, sparking debate on big pharma

'We’re conditioned that those skyhigh prices were the norm.'

On Jun 10, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Dentist quote for root canal total $3,099.16 caption 'Madness' (l) Woman pointing finger down towards caption 'Root canal in America' (c) Airplane interior with captions '$1167 in total! STILL CHEAPER THAN $3099 7 days in Turkey Root Canal-$160 All inclusive hotel-$200 flights-$807' (r)

‘American health system is a joke’: TikToker flies to Turkey to avoid paying over $3000 for a root canal in the U.S.

'That is why my family mostly go to Mexico to get it fixed if they can.'

On May 28, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

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‘I’m not paying it’: Woman outlines how a hospital charged her almost $4,000 for Tylenol

She goes on to explain the best way to fight outrageous medical bills.

On Apr 29, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Teen dies after being denied treatment for coronavirus because he didn’t have health insurance

'By the time he got there, it was too late.'

On Mar 27, 2020 by Samantha Shaps

Elizabeth Warren Third Debate

Warren says we’ve all been thinking about health insurance companies

Nobody likes it.

On Sep 12, 2019 by Claire Goforth