I apologize if this has been posted on before. Mrs. Liberty has knee surgery tomorrow. I have no idea how much it will cost. Why? If I took a car into the shop, they are required by law to give me an estimate. Any deviation from that has to be documented and approved prior to the work being done. I pay the same whether I have an extended warranty or cash. I can compare the quality of work by the shop to others through the BBB. I can look up comparative costs of parts online. So why no doctor service quality rating services? Competitive pricing online? Why doesn't Blue Cross Blue Shield ask me to fill out a customer service questionnaire? If you want to reduce medical costs, allow consumers better access to more information.