NPR, November 11, 2013
I threw out my back in September playing squash and went to the doctor. She sent me down the hall for X-rays. I may need more of them. So I'm curious, how much does an X-ray cost? It sounds like a simple question. In most places, it's impossible to find out, but I live in Massachusetts, where a says insurers must be able to tell members, in advance, how much a test, treatment or surgical procedure will cost. So I call my insurer, Blue Cross. The recorded menu option doesn't mention health care prices, so I press zero, for all other inquiries.