Rest Of The World Shocked After Doctor Reveals Secrets About American Health Care
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A doctor from the United States has left people shocked after bringing attention to things 'you didn’t know about the American healthcare system'.
Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has earned millions of followers on TikTok by describing her account as 'the health class you wish you had in [high school]'.
The doctor regularly shares advice on medical subjects from birth control to coronavirus tests, giving blood to breast health, and she has earned thousands of views on her eye-opening revelations about the healthcare system.
Check them out below:
Many people are aware of how expensive US healthcare can be without insurance, but Lincoln used her platform to break down exactly why the fees can be so problematic.
She wasted no time in making clear that what she had to say would 'make you angry' before launching in to her revelations, the first of which was that medication can cost different amounts depending on where you go to hospital. We're not talking the difference of a few pennies here, as Lincoln stressed they can vary 'enormously'.
Lincoln noted that doctors aren't clued up on the cost of medications, even in their own hospitals, and backed her point with an example in which the antidepressant Zoloft cost just 50 cents in one Tennessee hospital, but a staggering $57 at a hospital in Las Vegas.
The doctor continued her revelations in a follow-up video in which she discussed medical insurance, and noted that even if one hospital might be covered, doctors within that hospital might not be.
Lincoln explained, 'That means you get charged a lot more money for their services because they're not covered by your insurance. It's insane, like, how is this okay?'
Though many Americans were able to draw upon their own experiences to back Lincoln's points in the comments, TikTok users from other countries were left shocked by the revelations.
One commenter wrote, 'Any other Canadians happy that we don’t have to deal with that?'
Another responded, 'The NHS is not perfect, but nevertheless learning things like this makes me riddled with gratitude!'
One person showed sympathy for doctors, saying it was 'tragic' when people blamed the issues with the healthcare system on doctors, to which Lincoln responded to say 'most of us would LOVE a single-payer system and for insurance issues to be GONE!!'.
Lincoln's second video on the matter has racked up more than 954,000 views, highlighting the intrigue into the flawed system.
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