My wife had a knee replacement last month
just got the first bill from one of the doctors
Total bill 2700
insurance paid 170
our payment 40
the balance written off because of an agreement between the insurance company and the doctor
That means the doctor was going to charge an uninsured person 1200% more than what they were willing to accept from an insured patient.
That should be illegal.
medical providers should be banned from charging uninsured patients any more than they are willing to accept from insured patients