Say you’re shopping for a new computer or a new car, and you want to get the best price. Within a matter of minutes on Google, you would have a pretty good idea of the price range for the product you want.
But in health care? Forget it.
That’s why KQED, KPCC in Los Angeles and ClearHealthCosts.com have teamed up — to shine light on health care costs. In June, we launched PriceCheck a community-created guide to health costs. Since no database yet exists where consumers can easily look up costs, we’re commencing the work of creating one.
But we need your help. Check out the form below and share what you paid. If you have insurance, you’ll need their explanation of benefits. We’re especially focused right now on blood sugar test strips. If you are sharing these costs, please be sure to include in the comment box what restrictions there are on quantity, what your copay or coinsurance is and whether you have type 1 or type 2. When you’re done submitting, all of our PriceCheck coverage.Related