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Jeanne Pinder is a seasoned journalist who worked for The New York Times for 23 years. She volunteered for a buyout in late 2009 to become a web entrepreneur and found ClearHealthCosts.

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Building off a platform of reports, databases, blogs and crowdsourcing, Jeanne Pinder and ClearHealthCosts have a mission to be the best online source of health care pricing. After launching a beta site CHC began reaching out to those that really care about the costs of health care: the 20- and 30-something women who are the chief health and wellness officers of their families.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ClearHealthCosts Founder Jeanne Pinder reports that her Knight Foundation prototype project, partnering with KQED in San Francisco and KPCC public radio in Los Angeles has been "a smashing success."

The launch pages on both radio stations prompted hundreds of shares of prices for medical procedures and thousands of people searched the databases.

A Journal of American Medicine editorial endorsed the idea of price transparency. The editorial called us "bold" and a supplier of "essential information," and called for more of the same, Pinder said.

NPR's Shots blog also featured the project in a post. 

WWe also were cited as an unimpeachable source of neutral pricing information in a contract dispute between Stanford Health and Anthem Blue Cross," Pinder said. CHC also got more great press in Politico, Nerdwallet, Yahoo Finance.

Pinder said she hopes have some other "clone" partnerships to announce soon.

   • Posted by Jan Schaffer on 11/25 at 11:15 AM