A mom on TikTok has gone viral for sharing the administrative fees she received from the hospital after her daughter died.
“You would think after spending $2 million on your medical expenses that death would be free,” said user Linzathy (@whenlifegivesyoulindzes).
@whenlifegivesyoulindzes @thecooljack4 wouldn’t let me stitch it but he’s so right!! The 💩 happened to me. Seriously, the #American healthcare system needs #reform ♬ Glimpse of Cash – There I Ruined It
Her story has been viewed over 3.4 million times on the platform since she shared the video on July 29. Linzathy started the video with a TikTok clip from another creator (@thecooljack4) joking about a situation very similar to Linzathy’s.
“It wouldn’t let me sew @thecooljack4 but he’s so right!! This [shit] happened to me. Seriously, the #american healthcare system needs #Reform‘ she wrote in the caption.
@thecooljack4 #comedy #funny #joke #americanhealthcare #fyp ♬ Glimpse of Cash – Since I ruined it
In the video, TikToker shows a screenshot of a hospital bill with a $341 charge for “Hospital Discharge Day Management”.
“She wasn’t released, she died,” says Linzathy.
She explains the charge was most likely when the doctor came in for “less than 5 seconds” to check her heartbeat – even though they already knew her daughter had died.
The spectators were outraged.
“As a healthcare worker in America, I really want to know where the $$$ is going. Certainly not for us workers. So ridiculous they charge so much,” wrote one user.
“I’m sorry for your loss. America’s healthcare system is completely broken and no one knows how bad it really is until they live elsewhere,” added another.
Linzathy goes on to explain in another video that she has no grudges towards the doctor who took care of her daughter during her cancer treatment.
“It’s a systemic problem,” she says.
@whenlifegivesyoulindze’s response to @sushifatooshi #reformhealthcare ♬ Original sound – Linzathy
The Daily Dot reached out to Linzathy via TikTok comment as other contact options were unavailable.
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*Initial publication: August 14, 2022 at 2:20 p.m. CDT
Dan Latu is a freelance journalist writing about the internet and culture. His work has previously appeared in The Real Deal and The Columbia News Service.
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/hospital-death-charge/ According to TikToker, the hospital has billed $340 to confirm the daughter’s death