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What's so important about that, you ask?
Well, can you imagine buying a new car without any idea of the price you should pay? Few, if any, buyers pay the "sticker price" on the window. With today's technology and online comparison tools, it's easy to negotiate a better deal for the car you want.
But when it comes to health care and hospitalization, we just accept the bill that is presented to us -- in effect, paying the "sticker" price.If you need to go to the hospital for treatment or surgery, you probably never ask about the costs. Why should you care? Your health insurance will take care of most of those huge bills, except for your deductible and copayments. And even those copayments have a maximum limit. If you are covered by employer-provided health care, the cost of a hospital stay is usually the last thing on your mind. The same holds true for seniors, who can rely on Medicare to cover the huge costs of hospitalization, especially if they have purchased a