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Danilo Manimtim and his wife, Marilou, had identical cataract surgeries, but the charges were drastically different — even though the Fresno, California, couple were covered by the same health plan. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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He and his wife both got cataract surgery. His bill was 20 times higher than hers

Whether a simple operation is performed under the auspices of a hospital or at an independent surgery center can make a huge difference in cost.

Danilo Manimtim and his wife, Marilou, had identical cataract surgeries, but the charges were drastically different — even though the Fresno, California, couple were covered by the same health plan. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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He and his wife both got cataract surgery. His bill was 20 times higher than hers

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Vijay Gupta performing with some of the professional musicians in Street Symphony at the Midnight Mission on LA's Skid Row. David Zimmerman hide caption

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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the head of Russia's Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Yury Chikhanchin, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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What's happening with Russia's 1st default on foreign debt in a century

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Darren Bailey, Illinois state Senator and Republican candidate for governor, speaks alongside former President Donald Trump on Saturday, June 25, 2022, during a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill. Trump has endorsed Bailey in the race. Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Conservative Illinois state Sen. Darren Bailey wins GOP primary for governor

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The parties included this image, of Coach Kennedy praying with a crowd after the homecoming game, in their joint appendix submitted to the Supreme Court Court Filings hide caption

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Supreme Court backs a high school coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

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