Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer ,walks home from work Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient may cost as little as $11,000 _ or up to nearly $126,000. Toohey said he has good health insurance that covered most of the costs, and it didn't occur to him to ask about price beforehand. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer ,walks home from work Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient may cost as little as $11,000 _ or up to nearly $126,000. Toohey said he has good health insurance that covered most of the costs, and it didn't occur to him to ask about price beforehand. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer ,walks home from work Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient may cost as little as $11,000 _ or up to nearly $126,000. Toohey said he has good health insurance that covered most of the costs, and it didn't occur to him to ask about price beforehand. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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