Guest Post by Elisabeth Dale Elisabeth Dale is “changing the world, one boob at a time.” She is the founder of The Breast Life and author of bOObs: A Guide to Your Girls, a humorous and informative book about breasts. You can learn more about her book and her mission at http://www.thebreastlife.com. This post is reprinted with permission from […]
SUMMARY: When we did our project crowdsourcing the price of mammograms with the Brian Lehrer show at WNYC, we heard from some of you that you couldn’t afford a mammogram. We want to make you and others aware of free or low-cost mammograms.
SUMMARY: We asked what you paid and what your insurance company paid for a routine mammogram. Sometimes it was straightforward: “Provider cost, including technician was $175. My insurance company paid $56.95. My cost zero.” Or this: “So [insurer] paid $112.46 and I paid $25, totaling $137.46.” But then it started to get complicated: “Cost […]
SUMMARY: What are the different kinds of mammogram? The most common imaging test for breast cancer detection is the mammogram, but it’s not the only one. A mammogram is an X-ray photo of the breasts. Just as you can see the shadow of your hand on a sunny day, breast tissue creates a shadow on the […]
Summary: Women and their insurance companies are paying wildly varying prices for mammograms, and doctors and clinics are charging wildly varying prices, we found in our crowdsourcing project with the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC. Read on to learn more and hear some horror stories, or… CLICK HERE FOR PRICES
Our friend who was ordered to get a second mammogram, which was not covered by insurance, wrote to us again (if you missed it, here’s her first post.) The day of my second mammogram coincided with news of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. I was convinced I had breast cancer. I had been told that I needed […]
A friend writes: I need to get a second mammogram and my $743.55 per month Blue Cross insurance will not pay for it. I have a (single parent/child) Blue Cross/Blue Shield independent Horizon EPO Plus health insurance policy. I’ve been told that I’ve already reached my maximum for the calendar year of $600 in testing. […]