In Las Cruces, N.M., a local hospital recently billed a woman $1,122 to cover the cost of conducting a police-ordered cavity search on her.
According to this report in the Las Cruces Sun-News, the police had enough evidence to get a search warrant from a local judge to have the invasive procedure done. They believed the woman was concealing heroin, and took her to the hospital for the search.
But no heroin was found, and now the woman’s attorney has written a letter to the county putting forth the proposition that the county, not the woman, should pay the hospital bill.
This might be a good time to check the fine print in your own health insurance policy.