Friday, June 28, 2013

$600 MRI

Mark Perry has a very interesting story about a Milwaukee center that has the low-cost scan. Amazingly, the price has not changed in six years. "Over that period, writes Perry, "overall consumer prices increased by about 12% and the CPI for medical services increased by 22.65%."

How are they able to keep costs down? "With an increasing population of patients with high-deductible insurance plans or Health Savings Accounts (HSA), it was clear that the world of medicine was changing."

Obamacare, of course, took a wrecking balls to HSAs and its proponents don't like high-deductible plans that resemble, you know, insurance plans.

Yesterday, Gallup found 47% of the people believe Obamacare will make worse "the healthcare situation in the U.S," while 34% believe it will make it better.

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