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They say you can’t put a price on good health. But at PriceDoc, you can bid on the cost of hundreds of procedures, inoculations and tests, including many not covered by health insurance.

The free online service has expanded to cash- and credit card-paying patients in 30 major cities and will include some 3,000 medical, dental, vision and other practitioners.

How it works: Select your procedure from any of seven tabs, enter your ZIP code or city, and choose from local providers, clinics and practices. You can “reserve” a price from published fees, make a lower offer or “name your price.” Then, print your voucher and call the “winner” for an appointment. Providers decide whether they will accept insurance for procedures.

 Sid Kirchheimer writes about consumer and health issues.

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