Do you get billed more for Dr.'s visits without health insurance?

I have had health insurance on and off the past few years. I feel like I get billed more by doctors and hospitals when I DON'T have health insurance. Not sure if it's just my imagination and wondering if this is actually the case and normal? I hear that insurers can negotiate down the prices, but what... show more I have had health insurance on and off the past few years. I feel like I get billed more by doctors and hospitals when I DON'T have health insurance. Not sure if it's just my imagination and wondering if this is actually the case and normal? I hear that insurers can negotiate down the prices, but what the heck? Why is that if it's true?
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