Summary: Californians are really upset about health care prices, we learned as were featured on KQED Forum, the morning live call-in program on KQED public radio in San Francisco. The show featured a discussion of back MRI prices and other topics related to PriceCheck, our crowdsourcing project with KQED and KPCC public radio in Los Angeles. Lisa Aliferis, editor of KQED’s State of Health blog, and I had a lot of engaged callers, and some terrific conversation with host Joshua Johnson. Click here to listen, or click through for an image with the link.
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.