Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Who will pay? And how much will the vaccine cost?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Who will pay? And how much will the vaccine cost?

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine rolls out nationwide, it’s a common question: Who will pay? As with many other health care cost questions, it might be complicated. Or, it might be really simple. It seems obvious that the initial round — front-line doctors and nurses, and long-term care facility residents — will be free to […]

How much does a blood test cost? It could be $6, or $167

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SUMMARY: Blood tests can cost a little or a lot–we’ve heard as low as $6 and as high as $167 for a simple complete blood count (CBC) test. The sticker price may be shockingly high — and the cash price can be surprisingly low. Hospitals tend to be more expensive than other providers. No matter […]

How much does an annual well-woman exam cost? Things you should know

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How much does an annual well-woman exam cost? Things you should know

(Updated, January 2019) 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, […]