Should you go to the imaging center your doctor recommends for a non-emergency MRI, or search for a better price? A survey by Castlight Health found prices can vary greatly. File photo.
Should you go to the imaging center your doctor recommends for a non-emergency MRI, or search for a better price? A survey by Castlight Health found prices can vary greatly. File photo. Mike Siegel Seattle Times/MCT
Should you go to the imaging center your doctor recommends for a non-emergency MRI, or search for a better price? A survey by Castlight Health found prices can vary greatly. File photo. Mike Siegel Seattle Times/MCT
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Emily Bazar answers your questions about California’s new medical world

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Ask Emily is a monthly column by Emily Bazar of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health policy issues. She answers consumers’ questions about California’s new medical world. KHN is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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