Trump Wants To Return Power To Patients; Consumer-Ordered Lab Tests May Be Perfect Place To Start

Monday, February 06, 2017   |   Category: Media Coverage


If you want a simple blood test, like a basic metabolic panel, and live in New York, Rhode Island, or many other states, it may cost you dearly – not only for the cost of the test itself (whatever that eventually turns out to be), but also for the cost of visiting your doctor who must order the test. This can be pricey – I was recently billed over $400 for a ten minute uncomplicated visit with my physician.

But if you live in a state like Arizona, you can simply walk into a lab such as Sonora Quest (no conflicts to disclose), and have the panel done for $17 – a price clearly posted by the lab, and displayed — on a price list! — on their website; view this exotic healthcare exhibit for yourself, here.

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