One story that saw a woman charged $40 for crying during surgery appointment will now have us checking every hospital bill for a "brief emotional" charge.
Although there are many problems that some Americans have faced when dealing with the nation's healthcare system, it's hardly a surprise to learn that the biggest of them all tends to boil down to cost.
And of course, most of know that it can often be very expensive to get medical care even with insurance, but some bills are so outrageous that we can only wonder how they arrived at the number they did.
Although some doctors will speak candidly about the lengths their patients will have to go to afford treatment, it seems that others are willing to play the game and follow any codes that insurance companies come up with no matter how bizarre they are.
Because as we'll soon see, the costs involved are only part of the problem because it's easy to underestimate what these institutions can get away with charging us for.