How much control do you have over your healthcare purchases? The story usually goes something like this: your doctor writes an order for a procedure, you take the order to the next provider who takes your insurance card and sends you off to get your procedure done. Sometime after you’ve had your procedure, you get an explanation of benefits telling you what your insurance paid. This is usually the first time you’ll see a price. If you’re lucky, your insurance will have covered the total. If not, expect more bills to come.