Hi JBreeden! I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. However, they DID NOT COVER the surgery. My doctor referred me to Mexico. However, my husband was not happy with that idea (though lots of people on these forums have had excellent success by going there). I started calling places in Nebraska - Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, North Platte. The prices varied greatly. When I had just about given up hope I received a call back from Barb Peterson in North Platte. They have an amazing deal for those that are 'self-pay' - and extremely close to the cost in Mexico, with such little travel! I would highly recommend calling her and finding out more people. I am not that far out so I can't swear by the whole thing, but I had a very good experience in North Platte - felt very similar to Kearney with that 'small town' feel. There is only one surgeon in Kearney that I know of that does the sleeve and when I spoke with his nurse she said that he has been trained in the sleeve procedure but has never done one and his cost was literally TWICE the cost of North Platte. Let me know if you have any other questions or hear about a Kearney group!