Our WNYC-Gothamist partnership

We launched our new partnership with WNYC and Gothamist in November 2019, under the name “#PriceCheckNYC.”

Our work has been featured on the Gothamist.com home page, and on Brian Lehrer’s show at WNYC. Read Caroline Lewis’s story about the project on Gothamist—for instance, ClearHealthCosts found that a cholesterol test at a lab in the Bronx costs $21 cash—but a hospital charged $1,294. Check our our launch on WNYC with Brian Lehrer.

Here is the project page for #PriceCheckNYC, at Gothamist, collecting our work.

This is a continuation of our national partnership strategy at ClearHealthCosts; to read about all our partnerships, go here.

About us

With an urban vibrancy and a global perspective, New York Public Radio (NYPR) produces innovative public radio programs, podcasts, and live events that touch a passionate community of 23.4 million people monthly on air, online and in person. From its state-of-the-art studios in New York City, NYPR is reshaping radio for a new generation of listeners with groundbreaking, award-winning programs including Radiolab, On the Media, The Takeaway, Nancy and Carnegie Hall Live, Aria Code, among many others. New York Public Radio includes WNYC, WQXR, WNYC Studios, Gothamist, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio. Further information about programs, podcasts, and stations may be found at www.nypublicradio.org .

WNYC-Gothamist News coverage

March 21: “Getting tested for coronavirus when you’re not a celebrity,” Caroline Lewis.

March 3: “Cuomo orders health insurers to waive Coronavirus testing fees,” Caroline Lewis.

Feb. 18: “Why Some Breast Cancer Screenings Come With Unexpected Costs,” Caroline Lewis.

Feb. 7: “The $24,000 Fox Bite: Woman Gets Huge Bill For Rabies Treatment,” Caroline Lewis.

Jan. 31: “New Bill Would Prevent NY Patients From Getting Stuck With Hidden ‘Facility Fees,'” Caroline Lewis.

Jan. 22: “#PriceCheckNYC: Avoiding Care Because of the Money,” The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, with Caroline Lewis and Jeanne Pinder.

Jan. 15: “Patient Who Questioned ‘Blank Check’ Financial Liability Form Turned Away Right Before Medical Procedure,” Caroline Lewis and Jeanne Pinder.

Jan. 10: “Side Hustles And Credit Card Debt: How NYers Pay For Mental Health Care,” Caroline Lewis.

Jan. 6: “Transparency in health care,” Jeanne Pinder on the Gotham Gal podcast with angel investor Joanne Wilson.

Dec. 16: “Why New York Is At The Center Of The Debate Over How To Fight Surprise Medical Bills,” Caroline Lewis.

Dec. 11: Our Brian Lehrer update, in the Greene Space at WNYC. Other guests: Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News and co-host of the podcast Trump, Inc., and Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter and co-host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC, talk about the latest in their investigations and the impeachment hearings; Tony Kushner, award-winning playwright, wrote his play “A Bright Room Called Day” when Ronald Reagan was president and he saw links between the 1980s and Weimar Germany. He has updated the play for a new era and is joined by Nikki M. James, the Tony Award-winning actress now starring in A Bright Room Called Day, to talk about the Public Theater’s new production.

Dec. 11: “10 Steps To Finding Out What That Medical Procedure Actually Costs,” Caroline Lewis and Jeanne Pinder.

Nov. 27: “Medical Estimates Are Meaningless As Providers Can Charge Thousands More Than You Expect,” Caroline Lewis.

Nov. 14: “Help Make Health Costs More Transparent And Share Your Stories,” Caroline Lewis.

Nov. 14: Our Brian Lehrer launch!