The United States continues to contend with the huge question of how people should pay for healthcare, what healthcare should cost, who should pay, and other money matters — even as the nation’s health-care bill, now $2.7 trillion annually, continues to grow. Engaging in the topic were several experts in a TedMed Great Challenges Google Plus hangout, including Jeanne Pinder, CHC founder, as part of the Great Challenges team.
Other members: Chapin White, a researcher for the Center for Studying Health System Change; Jeanne Stamper, a program director for Xerox Services; Anne Gauthier, senior program director at the National Academy for State Health Policy; Ron Pollack, J.D., executive director for Families U.S.A.; and Kavita Patel, M.D., former director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement for the White House.
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Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.