‘Benevolent geniuses’ are working to lower health costs: The Billfold

Summary: We are really humbled to be written about this way, as we were in The Billfold on Dec. 4. “This Cost Conversations in Healthcare conference I was invited to address, put on by dedicated people from the ABIM Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson, and Costs of Care, has been fascinating,” Ester Bloom writes on The Billfold. “Just being in […]

The Costs of Breast Cancer in the U.S.: Costs of Care

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “In 2010, the cost of treating breast cancer was about $16.5 billion in the United States — higher than any other type of cancer. This is expected to increase to $20.5 billion by 2020,” Shane Ryan writes in “The Cost of Breast Cancer in the U.S.” at costsofcare.org. “Individual costs vary, depending on the stage of […]

Illuminating Health Care Prices: We’re featured by George Washington U. online resource

Summary: ClearHealthCosts is featured along with 13 other health cost transparency organizations in a post titled “Illuminating Health Care Prices: Organizations to Watch” on the executive masters of health administration online site at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. Emily Newhook, the community relations manager for the Milken Institute […]

My experience with cost, cancer care and insurance: Guest post

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

By Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH “You look nice today. People don’t come to chemo in suits very often.” The friendly and familiar receptionist mentioned as I was checking out, the always full jar of lemon flavored hard candy on the shelf between us. As I pocketed a few of the candies, I managed to swallow the […]

Stable but stranded: Successful treatment in a failed system

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

The following essay is by Dhruv Khullar, a fourth year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine and a contestant in the 2012 Costs of Care Essay Contest.  We at clearhealthcosts.com support the mission and the people at costsofcare.org, founded by Dr. Neel Shah of Boston, and are happy to reprint these essays with permission.  By the time I […]

Uncertainty and the challenge of being an informed patient: A winning essay from costsofcare.org

The following anecdote is by Erin Plute, a medical student at Emory University from Marietta, Ga., and a winner of the 2012 Costs of Care Essay contest.  We at clearhealthcosts.com support the mission and the people at costsofcare.org, founded by Dr. Neel Shah of Boston, and are happy to reprint these essays with permission.  * […]