THIS. It would be a great help to know, in advance, what something would cost — but no one appears to know that. It depends on what insurance you have and what price they negotiated for that particular procedure. There is literally not another thing in this country where that is true. I can find out what it will cost me to buy a car, a house, my lawyer, a contractor, a plumber, whatever BEFORE I BUY IT. Why is this so difficult?