April 17, 2024
TikTok helps expose flaws of health-care system

Oak Park resident Aaron McManus lately uncovered the inadequacies of the American health-care system to activity, racking up nearly one million views on TikTok within the course of. The non-binary father (whose pronoun is “they”) took to the video-sharing service after receiving a $40,000 invoice for the removing of a football-sized cancerous tumor — a invoice their medical insurance supplier refused to cowl.

“I really feel like I’m being handled like a buyer who’s complaining as a result of I didn’t get sufficient ketchup on my hamburger,” they mentioned of their insurance coverage supplier. “It’s really like, actually, my life and demise within the steadiness right here.”

McManus, who has stage 4 most cancers, was not anticipating the story to go viral after they shared it on TikTok via the account “aaronwontshutup,” but it surely caught the eye of a whole bunch of 1000’s of sympathetic viewers — and in the long run obtained the insurance coverage supplier to again down.