Ever try to find out what things cost in health care? Here’s your 10-step list, in handy webinar form.
The first rule: Ask.
From easy questions (what are your best resources?) to tougher ones (can I really negotiate with my doctor?) we give you clear, specific, actionable steps to make your life easier.
Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media and I reveal our secrets of getting prices in this webinar for NeedyMeds.com, a site that collects resources for people needing help finding free and low-cost resources in the health-care marketplace. Click on the “this webinar” link or on the image to watch.
Here is our joint post written for Emmi Solutions’ “Engaging the Patient” blog series on consumer smarts in healthcare.
As health costs rise, and people are asked to pay more in the form of out-of-pocket costs, higher premiums, deductible obligations and the like, it’s vitally important for you to know how to find out
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.