What should you expect to pay for your dog’s knee replacement? Should what you pay for your dog to have his knees fixed bear any relationship to fixing your own knees? What determines the cost for knee replacements, whether the surgery is done here or overseas?
Writing this week on his national Health Care Policy blog
, economist John Goodman asked, “Why is the price of a knee replacement for a dog — involving the same technology and the same medical skills that are needed for humans — less than 1/6th the price a typical health insurance company pays for human operations?”
Goodman also posed this question: “How is a Canadian able to come to the United States and get…