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Editorial: Needing emergency treatment is bad enough. End surprise ER bills

When you go to a grocery store, you don't put a loaf of bread or a cut of meat into your basket without looking at the price tag. But when Americans go to a doctor or a hospital, they typically have no idea what their healthcare provider will charge for the services they're going to receive. Instead, they stick with the providers in their network, trust their doctors' treatment recommendations and

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