Preventative medical procedures, such as colonoscopy, are now required to be covered by Obamacare health insurance plans, as well as the anesthesia it requires. What may be more uncomfortable than the procedure itself is the price of the bowel prep kit and pre-screening consultations, which are not included and can cost around $250.
Colonoscopies are the most requested procedures on MediBid, where those who are seeking this procedure out-of-network or as a self-pay patient can find a colonoscopy plus facility and physician consultation for about $400.
Andrews, Michelle. “Your Colonoscopy is Covered, But Surprise! The Prep Kit May Not Be.” News. Kaiser Health News, 30 Jun 2015. Web. 1 Jul 2015.