$300,000.00 for the surgery? When in the “old days” did they charge that kind of money for one procedure? That is a big part of the problem with the health care system. I am as much a free marketer as anyone else, but if they don’t bring this crap under control they will be holding the door open for a government takeover of the whole damn thing. It is in the self interest of the health care system to bring costs under control.