Podcast explores a cancer patient’s quest for low-cost MRIs

In the most recent episode of the Kaiser Health News podcast “An Arm And A Leg,” host Dan Weissmann sits down with a patient living with brain cancer to learn how she shopped around for low cost brain MRIs, ultimately saving hundreds each year.

Liz Salmi, of Sacramento, California, needs an MRI every six months to monitor her disease. But when she took her current job at OpenNotes—an “international movement” dedicated to encouraging doctors and healthcare professionals share their notes taken during a visit—her insurance changed and the cost of her MRIs went up.

It was when she was billed $1,600 for an MRI that Salmi took action.

Listen to how she eventually found a low price option in the link below.