It’s really amazing how much of an out-of-control beast our healthcare system has become after decades and decades of running totally unchecked.
A couple in Utah had a baby a few weeks ago, and the guy just posted a copy of their hospital bill on Reddit . . . that showed a $39.35 charge for, quote, “skin to skin after C-sec.”
In other words, they were charged 40 bucks to hold their son after he was born.
How can the hospital possibly think that’s a reasonable charge?
A labor and delivery nurse posted a response to explain it: When a baby is born with a c-section in the operating room and the parents hold them right away, an extra nurse has to stay and monitor the baby to make sure they’re okay.
And while that may be true, the consensus online is that it’s still a ridiculous thing to see on a hospital bill.
1. For better or worse, Team USA’s first gold medal was in SHOOTING. 19-year-old VIRGINIA THRASHER won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition. (Full Story)
2. The Olympics had just gotten started on Saturday when its first viral video was born. French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg on a vault during the preliminaries, and it’s hard to watch.
(Careful! This video WILL give you those bad wiggles down below.)
What could be worse than that? How about the paramedics dropping the stretcher? Yeah, it happened. But Said’s tough. He’s already promising to be ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
3. German men’s field hockey teammates Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs released the 12-year-old in us all by standing next to each other. (Full Story)
4. Dutch cyclist Annemiak Van Vleuten was possibly heading for a gold medal when she crashed HARD. She ended up in the hospital with a concussion and three cracks in her spine. Meanwhile, an Iranian men’s cyclist named Samad Pourseyedi hit a concrete wall.
5. NBC defended running stuff on delay, saying more women watch the Olympics than men, and they view it as a reality show, not sports. (???) (Full Story)
A woman in Bainbridge, Georgia named Teresa Lashley recently sent a group text message that said her daughter-in-law was having a baby. (Bainbridge is in southern Georgia, just across the border from Tallahassee, Florida.)
But it turned out one of her friends had changed his number, and she didn’t know it. So a random guy named Denis Williams got the message instead, and texted back to let her know what happened.
But she still didn’t realize it was the wrong number at that point, and sent him a photo of her holding the baby.
And apparently he was feeling kind of invested in the whole thing by then, because he texted back to find out the name of the hospital . . . and asked if he could come by and take a PICTURE with them.
And at that point Teresa finally realized what happened, but also thought it was funny. So she sent him the room number, and Denis and his brother eventually showed up with PRESENTS.
We don’t know what the presents were, but Teresa posted a photo on Facebook of them posing with the parents. And there are also screenshots of all the text messages.
(Fox13 / Mashable)
There’s an old cliché that it’s better to look good than to FEEL good. I would say that counts as TERRIBLE advice . . . especially when someone takes it to the extreme like THIS.
A 35-year-old woman in Adelaide, Australia was recently helping a relative move . . . and she wore SUPER skinny jeans. She spent a few hours squatting to get stuff out of the kitchen cabinets and when she tried to walk right afterward, she COULDN’T.
Her calves were so swollen it was impossible to get the jeans off, and she had no feeling in her feet.
She was rushed to the hospital where they had to cut the jeans off . . . and she was there for FOUR DAYS before she could walk again.
The doctors who treated her said this should be a good warning about being careful with wearing skinny jeans . . . or at least being careful about what you do when you’re wearing them.
A guy in Changsha, China named Yuan got into a car accident a few weeks ago, and was taken to the hospital. (His age wasn’t reported, but he looks like he’s in his 20s.)
So doctors contacted everyone in his phone to tell them what was going on.
His girlfriend panicked, and rushed there to see him. But then . . . ANOTHER one of his girlfriends also showed up. And another. And another. And on and on and on.
It turns out Yuan had SEVENTEEN girlfriends, and none of them knew about each other . . . until they all met at the hospital. And apparently, they all went from worried about him to FURIOUS at him.
One of them said she’d been with him for NINE years. Another one says she has a SON with him. And another one had already started planning their wedding.
His injuries weren’t life threatening . . . but we’re assuming all 17 of his relationships pretty much flat lined.
(South China Morning Post)