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With our groundbreaking price surveys, and shopping information in our blog, we’ve developed a great reputation and a growing community online. They’re in two big groups:

They’re people actively shopping for health care.

They’re thought leaders and influencers.

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We’re at the top of search results for common queries: How much does an MRI cost? Cost of an IUD? How much does a vasectomy cost? How much does an STD test cost?

Our readers are ready to buy. They’re savvy about shopping on the web. More women than men. Educated and affluent. Many are 18-44 (demographics below).

We’re experts: We are getting a ton of press attention. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times write about us. Parade magazine gave us 15 times our normal weekend traffic one day. We were in the Harvard Business Review and JAMA Internal Medicine.

We’re on the air with our partners at KQED public radio in San Francisco, KPCC in Los Angeles, WLRN in Miami, WUSF in Tampa Bay, and WHYY in Philadelphia. We’re often seen on national NPR. We’re in USA Today frequently, in The Los Angeles Times, and multiple industry publications. We’re also being seen on new media sites like GotAGirlCrush, The Billfold, Business Insider, Lifehacker, TheHealthCareBlog, Reddit, credit.com, Brokelyn and Jezebel, and praised by thought leaders at Columbia Journalism Review and Niemanlab.

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What People are Saying About ClearHealthCosts.com

“Now health care is getting its Kayaks and Trulias.” Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times.

 

“…actual data on how much certain healthcare procedures cost, and when available, how much insurers are paying.” Gerri Detweiler, FoxBusiness.com

 

“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

 

“…What an important project ClearHealthCosts is.” Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

 

“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, KQED Public Radio

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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.

“People are demanding control over health expenses and treatments, trying to manage out-of-pocket costs and confusing bills, and seeking the care they need at prices they can afford.” Jeanne Pinder, “It’s Absurd That Health Care Costs Are So Confusing,” Harvard Business Review/New England Journal of Medicine.

“Pinder in her testimony told lawmakers that more California residents are ‘actually shopping for health care.’ ” California Healthline, California State Senate hearings on health care prices.

Lowering health care costs: Some benevolent geniuses are on it,” Ester Bloom, The Billfold.

“The cash price for a lower-back MRI without dye ranges from $475 at the Castro Valley Open MRI to a whopping $6,221 at the University of California, San Francisco at Mt. Zion.” Jayne O’Donnell, “Huge health care price differences,” USAToday,

“When people see this data, [Pinder] says, ‘they don’t behave the same way in the marketplace again.’” Melinda Beck, “How to Cut Your Health Care Bill: Pay Cash,” The Wall Street Journal.

“PriceCheck Florida: What’s It All About?” Health News Florida.

“If you want your audience to talk with you, you have to give them a good reason,” Ariana Tobin, M.J. Bear fellows blog, Online News Association.

Our Philadelphia partner, Elana Gordon at WHYY public radio, won the Public Service gold medal for work done via our PriceCheck partnership at the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association awards banquet.

“It is time to take off the blindfold and embrace transparency in pricing for medical care and services.” Lisa Aliferis, our PriceCheck partner, “Variation in Prices for Common Medical Tests and Procedures,” JAMA Internal Medicine.

“I hope to continue to see these programs expand as part of an effort to provide essential information for patients and clinicians to make wise and informed choices in health care.” Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, “A New Program for Sharing Medical Cost Information,” Editor’s Note, JAMA Internal Medicine.

“‘There is something for everybody here. Even if we don’t happen to be in your metro area, we will give you some useful information,’ Pinder says.” Lisa Zamosky, “Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures,” The Los Angeles Times.

“5 places consumers are looking for health care prices,” Becker’s Hospital Review.
“According to [the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation], its support is also intended to ‘help underwrite partnerships with other regional and national media efforts, such as NJ Spotlight and ClearHealthCosts.com.'” Paul M.J. Suchecki, “How RWJF Is Using Radio to Advance a ‘Culture of Health,’” Inside Philanthropy magazine.

“17 projects receive funding through the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund.” The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation blog.

PriceCheck cited  in a Stanford Health-Anthem Blue Cross contract dispute. Lisa Aliferis, “Stanford Terminates Anthem’s Contract,” KQED public radio.

“Sites like clearhealthcosts.com let you compare prices for various medical procedures in your area.” Tim O’Reilly, “When health care institutions are charging outrageous prices, we need to stand up and say, ‘That’s insane.'”

“We’d like to see all the prices public,” [Pinder] said. “The idea we have consumer-directed health care is a big fat joke if you don’t have a road map for costs.” Laura Ungar and Jayne O’Donnell, “Health care costs vary wildly, report shows,” The Courier-Journal and USA Today.

“Efforts to inject greater price transparency into healthcare continue to gain momentum.” David Schleifer, AJMC.

“Thanks to your organization and what I learned on NPR, I will shop around next year and maybe just pay cash.”  “Project crowdsourcing health costs finds partners in pubmedia,” Current.org.

“Consumers are in flames” about health care costs, said Jeanne Pinder at a Politico Pro health care breakfast briefing. “Waste, errors in health care remain huge issues,” Politico Pro (Full video is here.)

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