Well-woman exams: How much they cost, what to know

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Well-woman exams: How much they cost, what to know

(Updated 2022) How much does an annual well-woman gynecological exam cost? It’s recommended that all adult women have an annual gynecological exam — also known as a “well-woman exam” — that includes a health history, breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear, physical exam and complete health screening. But what does it cost? Well, that depends. […]

What you need to know about getting your IUD removed

What you need to know about getting your IUD removed

(Updated 2022) There’s no question about it: IUD’s are making a comeback in a big way. But we wanted to know how easy it was to have an IUD removed. Though roughly 5.5 per cent of women using contraception choose the IUD as opposed to 28 percent using birth control pills, IUD’s — intrauterine devices […]

Health-care costs: Uninsured, then an employer

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Health-care costs: Uninsured, then an employer

We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s one, as told to Juliet Linderman. (While we seem to be writing a lot about insurance lately, this site is generally about price transparency — and of course, insurance and price transparency have a lot of overlap.) For previous ones, click here and […]

Health-care stories: A $1,200 bill, and no, it’s not covered.

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Health-care stories: A $1,200 bill, and no, it’s not covered.

We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s one, as told to Juliet Linderman. While these stories  talk a lot about insurance, this site is generally about price transparency — and of course, insurance and price transparency have a lot of overlap. And if you’re uninsured, you might find creative ways […]

Shopping for insurance, Part 4: Subsidized options

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Shopping for insurance, Part 4: Subsidized options

Welcome to Part 4 of our handbook for people who are shopping for insurance. We’re planning several articles in this series, much like  our “Ways to Save” series, and we’re  archiving them on the site. Here’s Part I of the series,  Part 2 and Part 3. (We started out calling it “If you’re uninsured,” but we have […]

Your stories: Getting birth control through Medicaid

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Your stories: Getting birth control through Medicaid

(Updated 2022) We invited people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s one woman’s story about trying to purchase birth control through Medicaid, as told to Juliet Linderman. The first in our series can be found here. Liz, 25, Medicaid then Family Health Plus When Liz neared the end of her graduate studies […]

Health-care stories: Uninsured, collapsed lung

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Health-care stories: Uninsured, collapsed lung

We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s the first, as told to Juliet Linderman. Chris, photographer, 24, lives in New York City Chris is a 24-year-old freelance photographer living in New York City without health insurance. Two years ago, he was in Chelsea at a crowded networking event when he […]

Shopping for insurance, Part 3: A range of choices

Shopping for insurance, Part 3: A range of choices

Welcome to Part 3 of our handbook for people who are shopping for insurance. We’re planning several articles in this series, much as we have started publishing our “Ways to Save” series, and we’ll then  archive them on the site. Here’s Part I of the series, and Part 2. (We started out calling it “If you’re […]