Why do Haiti medical labs charge so much more for their services?

I just met a Haitian woman who paid over $300 us for some medical tests because of some headaches she's been having. Unsatisfied with the results she decided to go to the neighboring Dominican Republic where she took the same tests for 2000+ pesos, a little bit over $50 US.

David Malebranche and Sanjay Gupta

Medical laboratories in the capital of Haiti charge so much more for their services that it is ridiculous.

I am sure you will agree with me that $300 US he's a whole lot more money than $50 US. It is almost like these people know the majority of Haitians do not have access to leave the country and seek medical treatment elsewhere. So they charge you whatever price they want because you have no other option.

What do you think about that?

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Jonathan says...

Actually 2000 pesos is less than 50 us Is 45 us and she paid...

Actually 2000 pesos is less than 50 us
Is 45 us and she paid that coz she s not a resident in dominican republic if she was it will be 50% off. Is a shame what happen in Haiti.

No insurrance no cover.

Continue...
Ghislaine Decayette says...

This is f....g ridiculous!! Well are they charging their family...

This is f....g ridiculous!! Well are they charging their family members the same amount too?

For a country that doesn't have decent housing for the people, food (our main source of physical energy) if not at all, decent (if not at all) jobs!!! Let me stop there!!! Have the nerve to charge for tests?

Where can they find the money to pay?

Mauclair Simon says...

It is a very sad situation in Haiti. Some medical facilities...

It is a very sad situation in Haiti.

Some medical facilities prey on the most vulnerable to align their pockets.

Mauclair Simon says...

It is a very sad situation in Haiti. Some medical facilities...

It is a very sad situation in Haiti.

Some medical facilities prey on the most vulnerable to align their pockets.

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