Summary: “Since the depths of the Great Recession, the cost of health care in the U.S. has steadily risen,” Nick Selbe writes at madison.com. “As a result, Americans are shouldering more of their health care costs than they have in recent years, according to the Washington Post. No one likes having to go to the doctor’s office, but in this climate, it’s wise to save up should the need arise. With this in mind, CareerTrends — part of the Graphiq network — found the 50 places where seeing a doctor costs the most. The data comes from the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index (2015). The report is compiled by pricing the cost of a general practitioner’s routine examination of an established patient across different locations. Of the top 50 most expensive locations, the Midwest is the region with the most representation. A visit to the doctor in each location costs over $120, and the 10 most expensive places have prices over $160.” Nick Selbe,
“Where does it cost the most to see a doc? Wisconsin ranks high,” host.madison.com.
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.