Health insurers don’t care because they’re just going to pass the cost on to you and your employer via higher premiums. And the more your employer pays for health insurance fees, the less they can put into your paycheck.
Article like the one linked below make my blood boil.
“After Aetna approved the in-network payment of $70,882 [for a partial hip replacement] (not including the fees of the surgeon and anesthesiologist), Frank’s coinsurance required him to pay the hospital 10 percent of the total.
When Frank called NYU Langone [hospital] to question the charges, the hospital punted him to Aetna, which told him it paid the bill according to its negotiated rates. Neither Aetna nor the hospital would answer his questions about the charges.”
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