If the price of an airline ticket is too high, there is nothing to stop you to shop around for a better one. Same goes for health care.
Editor’s Note: A total hysterectomy for $10,000, all incluesive? First quote received was for about $25,000. We negotiated a total incluesive fee of $10,000 with the assistance of a hospital administrator who put the package together for our client who was in need of immediate surgery. Patient’s group medical plan paid the $10,000 up front as a condition for the transaction. The surgery was successful.