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New Site Offers Medical Comparison Shopping

Both insured and uninsured patients have reason to comparison-shop for medical procedures in non-emergencies, but that has been tough to do. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, a Tampa company, Save on Medical, offers a website that tries the Travelocity approach: people who need a medical procedure can lock-in a price and book an appointment online.  
 

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