Are Insurance Companies the Key to Lower Prices?

Two patients lie asleep on operating room tables, each with an inflamed appendix demanding to be relocated to a specimen jar.  Two operations take place, each one lasting close to fifty minutes, each one performed by an experienced surgeon at a state-of-the-art U.S. hospital.  One operation was priced at $1200 dollars.  But the other one cost more than $4,000.

Why such different prices for such similar procedures? …(Read more and view comments at Forbes)


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