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There is no limit to what an ethically-challenged doctor or hospital administrator can charge you for an out-of-network medical procedure - five times the in-network charge is common, 20 or 100 times not unheard of.

I look forward to when either Clinton or Sanders assumes the presidency and democrats retake the senate, maybe we can get some fairness and truth in medical billing legislation. Hopefully if the house of representatives is still republican they will have had enough fear put into them to quietly play along.

It is absolute bull feces that hospitals and other providers can pretty much charge any price they want just because the poor sap failed to have a pre-negotiated deal with the right insurance plan. This has to stop.

A fairness in medical billing law would be a nice half-way point on the road to a single payer national health system.
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