Save $861 on your MRI scan with a Groupon
A patient prepares to undergo an MRI.
This final note today, which speaks volumes about:
- Health care pricing in this country
- Why the daily discount site Groupon is in such a bad place.
This offer popped up today in a friend of mine's email inbox. An MRI, including a carotid artery scan, brain aneurysm scan, or both, with 3-D imaging and private consultation -- starting at just $39.
The brain scan package is worth $900; so with the Groupon, your savings are 96 percent.
Or...it's just crazy.
The amazing thing? More than 140 have been purchased.