FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo medical bills are spread out on the kitchen table of a cancer patient in Salem, Va. Hospitals across the country, and even within the same city, sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo medical bills are spread out on the kitchen table of a cancer patient in Salem, Va. Hospitals across the country, and even within the same city, sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo medical bills are spread out on the kitchen table of a cancer patient in Salem, Va. Hospitals across the country, and even within the same city, sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
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