Patient Causes Mass Panic in Doctor Office by Asking to Know How Much MRI Would Cost Before Getting MRI
Sutter Health Medical was shut down today April 1st as a result of wide-spread panic among hospital staff when Joseph Jones, a patient needing an MRI, refused to get an MRI before someone told him how much it would cost him.
“I just don’t want to find out that I owe $5000 for an MRI,” said Jones to the SWAT team as they took control of the hospital to restore order, “and then do some research and see that I could have gone to some place like Better Value MRIs For Less and gotten the same procedure for $300.”
A hospital administrator who wished to remain anonymous said, “We just can’t be expected to know how much it would cost each patient for each procedure before we provide the service. We’re a hospital for goodness sake, not a nail salon. Where do they think we’re going to get that type of information?”
This experience left Jones feeling disgruntled with the American healthcare system, but empowered. “There are so many people who could benefit if they realized that buying a health service should be the same as shopping on Amazon,” Jones said. After saying this, Jones took out his phone to show Stroll Health’s website. “Look, just a quick Google search found me this. This site makes shopping in healthcare and finding radiology prices so simple. Why can’t hospitals understand the need for something like this?”
Happy April Fools!