You cannot get the cost of a procedure before you get it. What was supposed to be $157 out of pocket after meeting deductible turned into $900! [My health insurer] would no longer authorize the same injection meds to knees I had been getting for years and had to settle with some half-ass stuff that didn’t even work. I need to know if I can afford something before I go in and do it - not a guesstimate! $157 turns into $900!

– Barglen C., Texas
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