Summary: “The Supreme Court has put on hold a controversial 2013 Texas abortion law — a sign that it will likely take up the major abortion challenge in its next term. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals previously found the Texas restriction, which requires abortion clinics to make costly upgrades to become ambulatory surgical centers, to be constitutional. An abortion clinic in Austin asked the Supreme Court to step in and block that ruling from taking effect until the justices had decided whether or not to review that Fifth Circuit decision. On Monday, the justices agreed.” Sarah Kliff, “Supreme Court blocks controversial Texas abortion la, Vox.
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.