response to discussion post 5 1

Beverly,

You presented several valid points in your post. Can you discuss whether or not price discrimination is possible in healthcare markets such as in a place like Houston, TX whereby multiple healthcare organizations are all in the same area?

Hello Beverly,

Reading through your information on price discrimination it reminded me of the price transparency complaints in healthcare. I have read many articles on the variation in cost of the same procedure at different locations. A good example is the cost of an MRI in New Hampshire, there can be up to a 70 percent difference in price (Palmer, 2014). Do you think this is due to price discrimination? or are there more factors than that?

References:

Palmer, J. (2014, September 24). Cost Variation: Why does the same medical procedure vary in cost? Retrieved from https://www.unh.edu/healthyunh/blog/healthcare-consumerism/2014/09/cost-variation-why-does-same-medical-procedure-vary-cost