Elisabeth Rosenthal

environmental correspondent for The New York Times.

Elisabeth Rosenthal appears in the following:

Healthcare Mergers and Your Medical Bills

Monday, July 31, 2023

Elisabeth Rosenthal explains the effects of hospital conglomerates on health care costs and the difficulties in preventing mergers.

Bill of the Month: Instead of a $1,500 deductible, the charge was $500,000

Monday, December 27, 2021

When insurance firms wouldn't pay, a woman facing a large tab for her newborn's ICU treatment was given a chance to pay $45,843 a month for a year. The story changed when a reporter got on the line.


Bill Of The Month: Extraction Of Doll Shoes In Girl's Nose Cost $2,659

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A 4-year-old girl was playing with her dolls and next thing you know, she had two tiny doll shoes stuck in her nose. A trip to urgent care, then the emergency room left her parents with a giant bill.


Even With Insurance, the Cost of Health Care Remains a Crushing Burden

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Meanwhile, a US Circuit Court of Appeals is once again hearing arguments on the fate of Obamacare.


Old Hollywood, ACA Sign Up Deadline, Laurel & Hardy

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Karina Longworth on old Hollywood. Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin & Elisabeth Rosenthal on the ACA. Jon Baird, Steve Coogan, & John C. Reilly on "Stan & Ollie."


Unexpected Costs, New Roadblocks of the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Elisabeth Rosenthal on the ACA, problems with insurance claims and drug price hikes. 

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The Growth in Complex and Opaque Healthcare Charges

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Affordable Care Act has led to large co-insurance fees, high deductibles and narrow provider networks. The new fees are causing some people to avoid seeing doctors all together.

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The Surprisingly High Cost, And Lack of Transparency, Of Simple Medical Procedures

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Elisabeth Rosenthal discuss her latest (and final) story in her New York Times “Paying Till It Hurts” series, about the price of medical tests.

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Surprise Medical Bills and Other Major Health Care Costs

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal on why we're being billed for treatment by doctors we've never even met.

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Why the Cost of Vaccines Is Soaring

Friday, July 25, 2014

The cost of vaccines has gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits per shot in the last 20 years. How did such a basic element of healthcare become so cost-prohibitive for do...

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The High Cost of Specialists

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Why are some procedures so insanely more expensive than others? Why do they cost so much in the first place? And what can patients do? New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal cont...

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The High Cost of Emergency Room Care

Monday, December 23, 2013

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal discusses the latest in her series “Paying til It Hurts,” about the high cost of health care in the United States compared to other developed countries. She’ll talk about the cost of emergency room care and looks at how ambulances, once free, now operate as businesses and contribute to America’s medical bills. Her latest stories in the series are “Think the E.R. Is Expensive? Look at How Much It Costs to Get There” and “As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500.”

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The High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As the new affordable healthcare law goes into effect people are confused about what's legal and safe when it comes to prescription drugs.

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Is Affordable Care Affordable?

Monday, October 07, 2013

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal investigates whether the Affordable Care Act will deliver on its promise to make health financially viable. She looks into whether the policies will actually be able deliver care at manageable prices. Her article “ ‘Affordable Care’ or a Rip-Off” was in the Times’ Sunday Review on September 29.

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Seeking Medical Care Overseas, at Lower Cost

Monday, August 12, 2013

Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about the high cost of hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S., and the growing popularity of having surgery overseas. Her New York Times series, Paying Till It Hurts, is about the cost of medical care in the US. Her most recent articles are "In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S." and "The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas." She's joined by Michael Shopenn, who was the subject of her article.

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Why Is Childbirth So Expensive in the United States?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Weigh in: Did you have unexpected costs for maternal care? What was your experience paying for maternal health care?

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The High Cost of Medical Care

Monday, June 10, 2013

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about why the United States leads the world in health expenditures, and looks at why health care is significantly more expensive here than it is around the world. Her article “The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill,” in the Times Sunday, June 2, focuses on colonoscopies, the most expensive screening test that healthy Americans routinely undergo. It’s the first article in a series called Paying Till It Hurts: A Case Study in High Costs.

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Fossil Fuels v. Alternative Energy in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal looks at how much the United States really needs fossil fuels like oil and gas and whether alternative, clean energy from wind, the sun, and the water will ever be able to compete with fossil fuels to provide our energy needs. Her article “Life After Oil and Gas,” was published in the Sunday Review section of the Times.


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EPA Orders Less Toxic Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spill Cleanup

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency has given BP 24 hours to find a less toxic chemical dispersant to break up the oil gushing from their ruined pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. These dispersants are used to break up the crude into droplets that will sink into the water, making them more easily diluted by ocean currents and less likely to threaten shoreline ecoystems or marine life on the surface.


Takeouts: Jobs, Carbon Offsets, Stimulus Payback?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Washington Takeout: Our friend in Washington, Todd Zwillich, tells us about Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) next moves for health care reform and new efforts by Congress to create jobs....