Looking for a cheap colonoscopy? Come to Milwaukee!
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With Milwaukee already named the best city in the known universe, it may seem pointless to trumpet our inclusion in yet another dopey online list. But most dopey online lists don’t rank the cost of a routine colonoscopy in 30 metro areas throughout the United States. (At least we think they don’t.) Happily, the ones that do provide this invaluable service rank Milwaukee as the fourth-cheapest place to get your—Mooooon River! Thank you, doc! You ever serve time?
Phew. According to the Business Journal:
The range of prices paid for a colonoscopy with no biopsy in Milwaukee goes from $840 to $2,826, according to figures from the Healthcare Blue Book and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development quoted in the June 2 Sunday New York Times. The only communities that were less expensive were Baltimore at $715 to $1,908; San Diego, $869 to $2,041 and Nashville, $830 to $2,116, the Times said.
For those keeping score at home, the most expensive cities to get your business scoped out are New York City ($743 to $8,577); Austin, Texas ($835 to $7,471); Billings, Montana ($1,712 to $5,978); and Indianapolis, Indiana ($876 to $5,847). If the Times failed to find more expensive colonoscopy cities out there, we’re sure it wasn’t for a lack of looking.
Great job, Milwaukee!
(Also: We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a video of the first colonoscopy on live network television, courtesy of Harry Smith and The Early Show. Enjoy?)