What if all US health care costs were transparent? | Jeanne Pinder

  • Published on Mar 11, 2019
  • In the US, the very same blood test can cost $19 at one clinic and $522 at another clinic just blocks away -- and nobody knows the difference until they get a bill weeks later. Journalist Jeanne Pinder says it doesn't have to be this way. She's built a platform that crowdsources the true costs of medical procedures and makes the data public, revealing the secrets of health care pricing. Learn how knowing what stuff costs in advance could make us healthier, save us money -- and help fix a broken system.
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Comments • 1 596

  • Lew Rodd
    Lew Rodd 3 hours ago

    Most Americans are and have been indifferent and selfish about so many things for many many years, if an American is OK financially they really don't care what happens to their fellow Americans for them they might just as well not exist. Most Americans are one of a kind. (and I don't mean in a good way)

  • Nige G
    Nige G 17 hours ago

    This is legally stealing money from people in need.

  • sanjuansteve
    sanjuansteve 22 hours ago

    What if all costs in the entire US government (and state, local, etc too) budget were transparent?

  • zeppirl
    zeppirl Day ago

    Its a wonder health care company's and or insurancers didn't try buy this womans company to shut it down or take legal action to try shut ut down.

  • Dandan
    Dandan Day ago

    Thank you president Trump for your executive order for hospitals to publish their pricing!

  • Mai Nem
    Mai Nem 2 days ago

    The US healthcare system is VERY transparent.


    Or die.

  • Bryan M. Martin
    Bryan M. Martin 14 days ago

    Hospitals and clinics charge whatever they can get away with; US Healthcare is like the wild West.

  • Marty Oshinsky
    Marty Oshinsky 27 days ago

    Dear politicians, show me a plan to reign in healthcare cost. In return, I will show you my vote.

  • Heidi Kennedy
    Heidi Kennedy 2 months ago

    More than just transparency in prices some things need to be regulated and have fixed pricing.
    Charging someone (me) $300 for an Ace Bandage when I came into the office with an Ace Bandage on my ankle already. Surely that is criminal. There should be a standard percentage markup over wholesale prices hospitals and doctors can charge for medical goods such as Ace Bandages, aspirin, over the counter medicines, etc.
    If I can buy an Ace Banadage at my corner Walgreens for $5 my hospital can surely buy one for less in bulk at wholesale prices and charge me no more than 50% profit.

  • jodi houts
    jodi houts 2 months ago

    Medical billing transparency executive order was put in place two and a half months ago. Seems common sense which should have been done a long time ago. I have searched for the breakdown. Found a lame piece from PBS that only stated it might not work because of price fixing.

  • Maxbeatbox
    Maxbeatbox 3 months ago

    I have a better solution. You can Get Car Insurance online or anywhere and will cover you even if you kill someone lol. Why can't you get healthcare across a State line? Even After ACA Some states only have one Healthcare provider. They can charge whatever they want! Watch my video on this solution.

  • Andrew Gordon
    Andrew Gordon 4 months ago

    Good thing that EO was just signed for transparency :))

  • John Currie
    John Currie 5 months ago

    And Trump just fixed that and still you hate... White people

  • YellowHornetJP
    YellowHornetJP 5 months ago

    It seems that your dreams were heard.

  • elgooges
    elgooges 5 months ago

    This TED talk came true this week. 😍🇺🇸

  • LeadStarDude
    LeadStarDude 5 months ago

    President Trump just made transparent US health care cost a reality.

  • Lyd h
    Lyd h 5 months ago

    Didn't trump just sign an executive order for transparent health costs?

  • petegiant
    petegiant 5 months ago

    Trump signed an executive order to have transparency.

  • Chester G.
    Chester G. 5 months ago

    Trump just passed an exec. order forcing price transparency for the medical industry 🤙

  • Happy Farmer
    Happy Farmer 5 months ago +1

    So the transparency act has been signed into law! Thank you, President Trump!

  • jakeg0034
    jakeg0034 5 months ago +1

    Thank god for trump!

  • njlaw973
    njlaw973 5 months ago +1

    Thank you President Trump. You did all of this yesterday with your executive order.

  • MotoAnt
    MotoAnt 5 months ago

    Well I guess Trump watched this Ted talk lol

  • Open Honest Minds
    Open Honest Minds 5 months ago

    and as of today, they are

  • Suspence
    Suspence 5 months ago

    The reason that health care cost goes up is due the Illgeal Aliens and indigents. They dont pay their bills so the burden gets passed on to the law abiding citizens who pay their Bill's. It's easy stop giving free medical care to illegal aliens and the prices will drop.

  • Suspence
    Suspence 5 months ago

    What if the American citizen didn't have to cover the cost of Illegal Aliens?

  • seth parks
    seth parks 5 months ago +1

    Ripping people off. Its over Trump just passed this. We'll all know the costs.

    BOB MAN 5 months ago +1

    and now it is. Thank President Trump

  • Hadrien Mayeux
    Hadrien Mayeux 5 months ago +1

    Done ^^

  • bigmikekujo2010
    bigmikekujo2010 5 months ago +3

    Trump just signed an executive order yesterday for medical transparency now.

  • Michael Manjin
    Michael Manjin 5 months ago +2

    Well abracadabra wishes granted. Trump just issued an executive order on June 25, 2019 that now makes it mandatory that all medical services by hospitals and doctors have the costs stated up front before services are rendered. This means people can now Google (as she mentions in the Ted talk) for the best rates which translates to much lower costs because now it introduces competition and competition is a beautiful thing by leveling the playing field. So everything this speaker is saying about transparency is now reality. Hallelujah!

  • B L
    B L 5 months ago


  • Wo Chi
    Wo Chi 5 months ago

    This is rich people ripping off the consumer ..

  • Alex
    Alex 5 months ago +3

    thanks to Trump, this will soon change :) MAGA 2020

  • Endelecia Lovato
    Endelecia Lovato 5 months ago +2

    Thank God President Trump
    signed the Health care transparency act yesterday!!!

  • FL TS
    FL TS 5 months ago +1


  • Dallas Is Better
    Dallas Is Better 5 months ago +2

    They are, Trump did that via executive order yesterday

  • SuperOmnicron
    SuperOmnicron 5 months ago +1

    What if people really controlled there own government and we stopped engineering ourselves

  • Marcella Jaynes
    Marcella Jaynes 5 months ago +3

    You mean like the Executive Order our AMAZING President Trump just signed?! MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 VOTE TRUMP AGAIN 2020

  • Cliff Warden
    Cliff Warden 5 months ago +2

    Long live President Donald Trump and all involved in bringing transparency to health care costs in the U.S. Some folks want to hate him for all the wrong reasons and are frightened by his style. They long for the limp-wristed renegade obama, or feel hilldog would have us in better shape. Time will tell us that 45 is one of the best we've ever had.

  • Donna Chump - DRAFT DODGER


  • eamonn w
    eamonn w 5 months ago

    This is on the way to getting fixed now with latest executive order tvclip.biz/video/sWm8reQuftA/video.html

  • S. Rose
    S. Rose 5 months ago +1

    Trump just signed an executive order on this today! Woohoo

  • Sam Anne
    Sam Anne 5 months ago +1

    Well, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED an EXECUTIVE ORDER to make all medical costs TRANSPARENT AND UP FRONT PRICING TODAY 24 June 2019!. ( " but he's such a terrible President, impeach, impeach! ") LMAO!!! TAKE THAT! you bloody PRICE GOUGING CLINIC!!!

  • chimar0
    chimar0 5 months ago +2

    Thank you Mr. President

  • jerry baker
    jerry baker 5 months ago +2

    You just got your wish..TRUMP2020 6.24.19

  • Ray Fiore
    Ray Fiore 5 months ago +1

    Trump just signed the E.O. for 'Up-Front" costs.

  • Sangalang
    Sangalang 5 months ago

    Thank god for trump new executive order

  • Augustus Caesar
    Augustus Caesar 5 months ago

    Trump just signed an executive order today to make healthcare costs more transparent. The more you know.

  • Ryan Still
    Ryan Still 5 months ago

    Looks like Trump listened.

  • Nathan MacLellan
    Nathan MacLellan 5 months ago

    Trump just passed a bill making all healthcare costs transparent!!!

  • R
    R 5 months ago +1

    Weird this recommendation show up in my feed after a few hours later,after Trump sign the executive Order to make healthcare billing Transparent,apparently were gonna be able to know the Prices in Advance

  • 01Fratricide
    01Fratricide 5 months ago +1

    It just happend, Trump signed an Executive Order for Transparent Healthcare cost... Heathcare cost will now by law be Transparent,

  • Monty Thibault
    Monty Thibault 5 months ago +1

    Like my comment if you're here after the Health Care Price Transparency executive order!

  • Teemo Jungle
    Teemo Jungle 5 months ago


  • O8080808O
    O8080808O 6 months ago +1

    Oh, you mean free market capitalism.

  • Yasin B.
    Yasin B. 7 months ago

    Can anyone tell me if the price variation she notes correlates with the quality of the procedure?

  • Aeo the Food Dude
    Aeo the Food Dude 7 months ago

    The reason why healthcare costs so much is due to all the beurocracy. There's too many people on this planet, so useless, needless and pointless jobs are created just for the sake of having needless positions for needless people. It's time we purged the useless.

  • Krzysztof Rudnicki
    Krzysztof Rudnicki 7 months ago

    US healthcare is just like US. A joke.

  • Inayet Hadi
    Inayet Hadi 8 months ago

    Or worse yet, Kaiser Permanente charging you for services or medicine not received and then denying it