TODAY | October 29, 2013
>>> the associated press, skyrocketing medical costs are forcing some patients into a rather unusual arena. online auctions . this is for real. medibid is a website where doctors and hospitals bid to perform procedures on potential patients.
>> we're talking about elective procedures like knee surgery and the costs are out of pocket. one man said it saved him $50,000 on a hip replacement. so critics are concerned they don't do enough to make sure that patients are getting quality service. i would hope there's someone more qualified to choose a doctor that in that situation than me. if money is a huge consideration and it's saving people money, who is to argue?
>> in the airline industry , people do this.
>> well, but medical.
>> yeah, airlines aren't cutting you open. so i don't know.
>> it puts it on patients to really do their research.