And who do you think picked up the rest of that MRI tab you were so pleasantly surprised about on the cost? Your 'surprise' was passed on to someone with a different insurance carrier, or who had cash. Now that ought to make you really proud of the social medicine the socialist are shoving down peoples' throats.<quoted text>
I'm not sending you a copy of the bill, so you'll just have to get over it. Google the cost of an MRI; depending on who does it and what is being scanned, the costs range from $1000-$5000. I had an MRI on my hip and the bill came to just a bit over $2500 with all the doctor & radiologist fees; TriCare only authorized $250, and my co-pay for that was $25.
I was actually pleasantly suprised that's all I owed.
If you have insurance, look at any medical procedure they have paid for; you'll see they also negotiated a lower price than what the hospital/doctor would normally charge for uninsured patients.
Hell why didn't you just ask for a free MRI? Oh.... why do that when you can make me and others pay for it.