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  • Third Party Free Medical Practice Case Studies March 28, 2015
    Dr. Kathy Brown, Jack Brown, and Dr. Keith Smith speak at the 69th Annual Meeting of AAPS, September 2013. http://www.oregonderm.com/ & http://surgerycenterok.com
  • A Tale of 2 Prices…or 3?‏ March 27, 2015
    by Ralph Weber About a year and a half ago, Perry Hunt needed a hip replacement. He had been in constant pain for years and owned a construction company, and could not afford to take the 6 months off that …
  • Tisha Casida interviews Ralph Weber: Free Market Solutions to Healthcare March 25, 2015
    Tisha Casida with Rebellion.life interviews CEO of MediBid, Ralph Weber, about his work educating the public and the government about common sense health care solutions. MediBid is an online marketplace with true transparency, listing not only prices, but qualities and …
  • Small Business Coverage Uncertain Future with Association Health Plans March 23, 2015
    For the last 20 years, small businesses in Washington state have relied heavily on associations and trusts to provide healthcare insurance for their workers at lower cost than in the open market. The system is popular and works well, a …
  • Outpatient Surgery Saves Patients Time and Money March 20, 2015
    The death of Joan Rivers after a routine procedure has some asking about the safety of outpatient surgical centers. First off, it is important to make sure to know if you are a good candidate for surgery and what to …
  • Study Finds Hormones Can Help Younger Women Through Menopause March 18, 2015
    Hormone replacement therapy used to only be given to women who had completed menopause, relieving hot flashes, sleeplessness, and other symptoms. In 2009, about 8 million women used HRT, most over the age of 60. A recent Cochrane review finds …

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