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Weekending confusion: Playing the “Price is Right” with MRI….and CNN flunks geography

The terrific Clear Health Costs project reports early results from their new California crowdsourcing project on MRI prices.

How’s this for a narrow price range:

$255 <———> $2,925.

If that has you confused, how about these maps from CNN:

 

If Nigeria and Hong Kong don’t appear as above on your maps, the problem is not with your maps.

We all make mistakes.  But most of us don’t have a big editorial team backing us up.  Shouldn’t someone have caught this prior to going on the air? Folks on Twitter had a field day.

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