Shopping for health care — here’s what one woman does

Shopping for health care — here’s what one woman does

Have you ever been stuck paying a really high fee for a lab test? You might be surprised to learn that some patients are shopping for health care — pricing out laboratory work, blood tests, and prescriptions before even heading to the doctor. Here’s what one patient commented on Facebook, and how we chronicled her […]

How much does my medication cost? We saved her $275, or how people use our data

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

How much does my medication cost? We saved her $275, or how people use our data

A friend writes: “I know that general health insurance isn’t what you specialize in at CHC.com, but I’m taking advantage of the fact that I know you to ask what I hope is an easy question for you to answer: “Can I change my crappy health insurance at this time of year — without a […]

The mysterious case of the zigzag drug price: How much does irbesartan cost?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY: It’s the mystery of the overnight skyrocketing drug price, in this case irbesartan, a blood-pressure drug. Prices can be all over the place, as you might have noticed. Here’s a case study, with a relentless Sherlock Holmes-type sleuth.     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The […]

How much do birth-control pills cost? Some shopping tips

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SUMMARY: How much do birth-control pills cost? Well, that depends. Click on our cool interactive map at the right and take a look. Keep reading for more tips and advice, or… CLICK HERE FOR PRICES     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for […]