Reach consumers and thought leaders. Advertise now on clearhealthcosts.com.
With our groundbreaking price surveys, and shopping information in our blog, we’ve developed an active community online.
Monthly: 70k uniques, at a conservative estimate, and growing fast.
They’re people actively shopping for health care. They’re engaged.
They’re thought leaders. They’re influencers.
We are getting a lot of press attention: the article mentioning us in Parade magazine gave us 15 times our normal weekend traffic on Sunday, Sept. 29, and our mention on Reddit did something similar.
We’re at the top of search results for common queries: how much does an MRI cost? How much does a vasectomy cost? How much does an STD test cost?
Our readers are affluent, educated and ready to buy. They’re savvy about shopping on the web.
Here’s a sampling of our great press, so you can be certain your message will be seen by influencers and thought leaders, as well as by consumers.
In the press
“Now health care is getting its Kayaks and Trulias.” Tina Rosenberg, “Revealing a Health Care Secret: The Price,” The New York Times, July 31, 2013.
Jeanne Pinder in TedMed Great Challenges: Technology and Health Cost Transparency, TedMed, Oct. 10, 2013 (53-min. video).
“For the best results, learn what doctors near you are charging for your procedure or service and ask your physician to match the lowest price. Start at ClearHealthCosts.com.” Frank Lalli, “RX for Savings: 8 Ways to Cut Health Costs,“ Parade magazine, Sept. 27, 2013
“This startup uses crowdsourcing along with old-fashioned research to compile actual data on how much certain healthcare procedures cost, and when available, how much insurers are paying.” Gerri Detweiler, “7 Sites to help you save big on your medical bills,” FoxBusiness.com, June 7, 2013.
“The Brian Lehrer Show and ClearHealthCosts are partnering to gather information — and increase transparency — about the cost of some common items and procedures.” Our collaboration with the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC radio, ”Mapping the Cost of Birth-Control Pills and Mammograms,” May 3, 2013 and the results, May 22, 2013. (Longer results, our blog here and here.)
“But a new website — clearhealthcosts.com — is doing the work by collecting reported and crowdsourced self-pay prices on everything from dental fillings to vasectomies.” Sheila Anne Feeney, “Some NYers skimp, go abroad to save on health costs,” AM New York, Sept. 24, 2013.
“Some price information is already available … through websites such as Healthcarebluebook.com and Clearhealthcosts.com, which allow users to compare local rates….” David Morgan, “U.S. makes data available on wide disparity in hospital charges,” Reuters, May 8, 2013
“Why do birth-control costs vary so widely?” Katie J.M. Baker, “Map Your Birth-Control Costs,” Jezebel.com, May 3, 2013.
“Some change in transparency is happening anyway, thanks to innovative websites such as Fairhealth.org and Clearhealthcosts.com, which have begun to uncover comparative prices.” Editorial Board, USAToday, “Health care pricing transparency for all: Our view,” March 5, 2013.
“A ten-fold difference in price for any given test or procedure isn’t unusual, even within a single geographic area,” said Jeanne Pinder, ClearHealthCosts founder.” Genevra Pittman, Reuters, “Costs of hip replacement hard to find, vary widely,” Feb. 11, 2013.
Jeanne Pinder on TedMed ”Great Challenges” segment, “Addressing Healthcare Costs and Payment Systems.” Feb. 7, 2013.
Jeanne Pinder on Huffington Post Live, segment “Groupon Healthcare,” Jan. 24, 2013.
“If you’re paying out of pocket, that’s a whopping $1,445 savings to you. …If you’re paying most or all of your health costs out of pocket, ClearHealthCosts is a solid resource.” Lisa Aliferis, ”ClearHealthCosts Sorts Out Bewildering Health Prices,” State of Health, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, Dec. 27, 2012.
“Medicine’s Kayak.com? ClearHealthCosts checks healthcare costs for medical procedures,” Chris Seper, MedCity News, Sept. 28, 2012.
“The ClearHealthCosts blog published a two-part piece on the variable costs of MRI tests. … This is helpful, albeit maddeningly frustrating. … What an important project ClearHealthCosts is.” Gary Schwitzer, “How much does an MRI cost?” Health News Review, Nov. 15, 2012.
“In fact, one widely touted approach to controlling costs is to encourage patients to comparison shop. Several website now offer price data for some services. (See ClearHealthCosts and Healthcare Blue Book.)” Robert I. Field, “You Probably Have No Idea What Your Health Care Costs,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 17, 2013.
“Comparison shopping in health care is still in its earliest days, but sites like … Clear Health Costs … are trying to give consumers more clarity into health care pricing.” Ki Mae Heussner, “In Health Care, Price Transparency Alone is Not Enough,” GigaOm, Jan. 4, 2013.
“The ClearHealthCosts concept of ‘democratizing’ health information … offers an exciting glimpse of a less ‘opaque’ future of health care.” Varci Vartanian, “Getting to the Bottom of Your Bills: Jeanne Pinder of ClearHealthCosts,” The Daily Muse, Dec. 23, 2012.