The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 6, 2013
For many people with health insurance, the actual final cost of a medical service they receive is a mystery not worth solving. After all, it's covered. But for the nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance, as well as those with very high insurance deductibles, or who seek services not covered under their policies, the real price matters: They pay cash. Finding out what a certain procedure should fairly cost, however, can be difficult.