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Surgeon sues to overturn a North Carolina law that blocks him from offering cheaper MRIs

This surgeon wants to offer cheap MRIs. A state law is getting in his way.

Dr. Gajendra Singh is suing to overturn North Carolina’s “certificate of need” law.

Dr. Gajendra Singh walked out of his local hospital’s outpatient department last year, having been told an ultrasound for some vague abdominal pain he was feeling would cost $1,200 or so, and decided enough was enough. If he was balking at the price of a routine medical scan, what must people who weren’t well-paid medical professionals be thinking?

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