Dr. Jenaya Calderilla is a licensed physician that has worked in different medical settings throughout her career.
Over the course of her years-long career in different medical fields, she’s come across hundreds of instances where she was able to see exactly how the US health care system works, especially when it comes to medical bills.
To help people out lower their medical bills, she decided to share a series of videos in which she explained how people without insurance can negotiate the cost of their medical bills. The videos have already racked up more than 5 million views combined, and we invite you to check them out for yourself below.
Dr. Calderilla told BuzzFeed that hospitals really want to work with you, so the best thing you can do is be honest that you can’t afford the bill. The hospital will often offer discounts for cash-pay patients, and you can always set up a payment plan to avoid being sent to collections and have it negatively reflect on your credit. So, there are many ways that you can lower your medical bills, and even though people often believe that there are no options – that’s not the case.
Thousands of people liked her videos and thanked her for sharing tips on how to lower their medical bills.