A California woman became famous via TikTok after she admitted she was charged over $50,000 from the hospital where she had her infant.
At the beginning of the year 2020, Shannon Mayor quit her job in the tech industry in order to create an small-scale company after she learned she was expecting, which prompted her to look for “the best insurance I can get,” she stated during a phone interview.
“To be honest, it was very stressful having to switch insurances and then also having to switch insurances a week before my baby was born to my husband’s insurance,” Mayor said to Insider. “Insurance is complicated. It’s not easy in this country to figure out, and you can be screwed if you don’t, you know, really think ahead.”
Mayor claimed she was in a private room in the hospital for the duration of a week. Mayor said to Insider that she had “a lot of gratitude towards my hospital stay, my doctor, and the care I received.”
“They took amazing care of my baby,” she stated.
This month, Mayor she lives with husband, and 5-month old baby boy in Northern California was presented with a hospital bill that showed her insurance policy reimbursed $50,816.02 for the cost for the baby’s birth. Mayor was responsible for $250, as per the invoice.
The total amount made her get her phone out and show it off to her followers on an video posted on TikTok that racked up an impressive 8 million hits by Friday.
“When you think about the average person, who has $50,000 sitting around to have a baby?” Mayor said to Insider in response on the proposed bill. “That’s like a down payment on a house in some places.”