I'm calling to confirm your MRI appointment. The MRI has been approved by your insuror. Your co-pay is 5%, so your estimated co-pay is $98.77.
I don't object to paying $100 for a medically useful picture of my shoulder.
What I object to is the idea that the total cost of getting that picture taken, using 40-year-old technology, is about $2,000.
That's just stupid.
The MRI was invented in the early 1970s and in general use by the 1980s.
$2000 for an MRI is like charging me $50 an hour to use an original Mac. I ought to be able to buy the machine for that much money.