I have only questions
Why do you Americans put up with this awful service? Why is it legal for medical providers to behave in this way? Who is looking after the interests of the consumer to ensure they are not ripped off? Who is regulating the market so that it remains healthy allowing proper price discovery instead of the outright fraudulent practices that you have described? What do you pay your taxes for?
This puts America in an entirely new light for me. I am genuinely disgusted.