We’ve all heard nightmarish tales of exorbitant health insurance bills. Usually, patients don’t come out on top, but in rare cases, regular folks like you and I can stick it to the big man up in the insurance towers. All it takes is a big lawyer voice, a little patience on the phone, and a pair of hefty stones. For most of us, the fear of confrontation or the lack of free time is enough to get us to simply pay our bills and be done with it, but when you’re backed into a corner wondering if you’ll ever get out of debt after breaking your arm, it might be time to get a little feisty with the billing office.
In this case, a man who was recovering from a nasty car accident had some extra time on his hands to go over the details of his experience at the hospital. After receiving a terrifyingly expensive bill in the mail, OP decided to look up all of the health codes, compare pricing, then teach the receptionist at the insurance office not to mess with him. Uh oh.
Scroll onward to enjoy the purely satisfying tale of how one man refused to pay his bill, pretended to be a lawyer, and saved himself $50k in the process. For more stories of people who stood up for themselves, check out this tale of a loverboy who refused to delay his marriage proposal just because his parents didn’t want his sister to feel some FOMO.