Shop around for best health-care price

Recently, I injured myself skiing and needed an MRI. Durango cash price: $2,000. Durango insurance price: No one knows.

My insurance, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, will not answer that question. It does not release its “negotiated rates.” Farmington cash price: $785. Denver cash price: $585.

Moral of the story? If you need tests or scans done, do them out of town. The hospitals own all the MRIs here in town.

Don’t be held captive and get ripped off! Shop around for your health care in “the best health-care system in the world.” What a joke.

Julie Meadows

Durango

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