The cost of a mammogram: A Boston-New York rivalry

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

The cost of a mammogram: A Boston-New York rivalry

(Updated 2022) Looks like the Boston-New York rivalry is back, in a different form: this time, it’s over the price of a mammogram. Mammogram prices ranging from $500 to around $900 were quoted to Martha Bebinger, a reporter at WBUR, the NPR station in Boston. She wrote an article about costs of a mammogram  for the the new HealthCareSavvy community […]

Costs of cancer treatment: A reader’s story

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Costs of cancer treatment: A reader’s story

It’s an inspiring story: She has cancer. She was denied coverage for treatment by her insurance company, and she fought the decision — and won. One of our readers, Mary Schnack, told us her story about pain and triumph in the health-care system. She’s our heroine! “I have had endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) eight times […]

Paying for the pill: The ongoing birth control debate

Paying for the pill: The ongoing birth control debate

(Updated 2022) A roundup of opinions from the Web on the HHS ruling that insurers must cover birth control:   Planned Parenthood’s Bollywood video: The Planned Parenthood video supporting the HHS decision has gone viral.   Steven Colbert objects to objections: The birth-control decision is the end to humanity as we know it.  And what […]

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz: The changing cost of birth control

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz: The changing cost of birth control

(Updated 2022) A friend who contributed to the Price of Birth Control map — our legacy project crowdsourcing the changing cost of birth control, in partnership with WNYC — followed up with this email: “I wanted to add a couple things that wouldn’t fit on the form. I’ve just recently been having some drama around […]

Paying for birth control: How much do those pills cost?

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Paying for birth control: How much do those pills cost?

(Updated 2022) Here at ClearHealthCosts, we do a lot of thinking about the price tag that comes along with health care. For women, birth control is a big part of that. About 37.2 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 practice some kind of contraception, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Around 28 percent them, […]