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

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...