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ER Bill Leaves Prominent Physician Exasperated

You know healthcare is a mess when the former U.S. Surgeon General calls it “a broken system” after getting an emergency room bill.

Doctor Jerome Adams, Surgeon General from 2017 to 2021, recently found himself in the crosshairs of the same type of confounding billing that hits Americans of every sort and their group health plans. He’s had the same luck (none) as anyone else getting an explanation why his bill was so high.

Preventing this kind of billing abuse is why WellRithms is in business. The system is in fact broken. We’re transforming it from the ground up.

A former US surgeon general went to the ER for dehydration and ended up with a $5,000 bill. He called healthcare a 'broken system.' (

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