Sticker Shock: an $8,000 MRI?
In June and July, I had a series of migraines. I chalked them up to stress and a lack of sleep but I went to see my doctor just in case.
I spoke to my colleague Sacha Pfeiffer about my attempts to shop for an MRI based on price. I ended up at a hospital I thought would be moderately priced. Last week, when I got a bill for $7,468 (plus an additional charge for reading the tests), I was stunned.
I only have to pay $25 of this and my insurer, Blue Cross won’t pay this total either. If you want to hear more about why this charge is so high, listen here.
Have you had a “sticker shock” moment with a health care bill?