Ever since this passed doctors have been required by Federal law to discount services by 15% for those without insurance.
I recently had two large sections of skin on my shoulder removed over a skin cancer scare and that drop in the bottom line was a blessing for me.
The thing that pissed me off though? When we were working out the financial part of it all, they were like well even though we're doing it as one surgery we would have billed any insurance carrier for two so here's your final cost: $$$.
That is shameful and exactly the reason why this country's healthcare system is so screwed up. They bill the carriers twice the amount as they should and expect them to pay it outright. It's ridiculous.