Re the May 9 article The price of a surgery: What do you suggest consumers do? Do we have the right to ask the hospitals for a pro-forma? Can we, as insured consumers/patients, shop around different hospital in order to obtain its pro-formas? Is it covered by the insurance company if we go for second opinions? Does it affect the patient/doctor relationship? Please let us know your expert opinion/suggestions for the consumers.
Alfonso Nugent, Miami