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  • Taking Control of Your Medical Records June 29, 2015
    Leaving your health records solely in the hands of doctors and hospitals is a big mistake. This gives them too much power over your information and increases possibility for errors. When you are in control of your own records, you …
  • High Deductible Plans are Changing Patient Interaction June 26, 2015
    High deductible plans are changing where patients get medical care and how they pay for it. Once a bill exceeds 5% of household income, patients most likely cannot pay for it themselves. Major employers offer high deductible plans (an average …
  • Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure June 24, 2015
    A small study in London showed that drinking a cup of beetroot juice significantly lowered blood pressure in hypertensive patients within six hours. After 24 hours, their blood pressure remained lower than those in the control group. The benefits come …
  • Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare Subsidies to Come This Week June 22, 2015
    by Jane Orient, MD The Big Lie of ObamaCare is in the title: the Affordable Care Act. Administration officials invoke “affordable” over and over again. The U.S. Supreme Court could well blow the Democrats’ cover in King v. Burwell if …
  • Shopping While Hungry Leads to Poor Eating All Week June 19, 2015
    A study at Cornell University examined the food selections that a group of shoppers put in their virtual online grocery cart. The shoppers that had not eaten four or five hours beforehand selected 23% more processed junk food than those …
  • Long ER Waits Continue in Canada as Budget Cuts Increase June 17, 2015
    Lee Parker of Ottawa had to wait 48 hours in the Emergency Room before being admitted for heart attack complications. He watched other patients come in, but since there was no room for them, they lay on gurneys in the …

Cash Prices for Medical Care, Actual Prices

Patients save money on medical care every day at Medibid

Over the last year, the average patient saved $8,157.53 through MediBid. The greatest amount saved exceeded $100,000 on a CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft). Many saved money on affordable knee replacements, with total costs for a knee replacement as low as $7,000, and average US prices for a knee replacement at $12,000. We also have many patients who have saved on colonoscopies, x-rays and MRIs.

The bottom line is that the best way to save on medical care is through transparency and competition. Allowing the free market to work means affordable medical care.

Below are just a few examples of savings on medical care. We’ve had hundreds of people use MediBid, but we have only posted a small sample of actual costs.

Medical ProcedureAverage US PriceMediBid PriceLocation Obtained
Knee MRI$4,205$385Minnesota
Knee Replacement$49,154$12,538Thailand
Dental Crown$2,800$329Thailand
Cataract Removal$14,280$5,190Wisconsin
Hernia Repair$13,000$3,375Oklahoma
Knee Replacement$49,154$12,000New Jersey
Hemorrhoidectomy$7,138$600Kansas
Broken toe pin and set$17,900$1,250California
Knee Replacement$49,154$7,000India
CCSVI$20,000$8,640Arizona
Heart Surgery$134,477$14,000Oklahoma
Bunion removal toe joint replacement$22,900$2,900California