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Would You Try Costco Virtual Healthcare? What to Know About Retailer-Sponsored Telehealth Verywell Health - *January 2, 2024

Costco Could Crush Amazon in This Huge Emerging Market The Motley Fool - *October 4, 2023

Costco’s Sesame Partnership Is Just The Beginning For The Retailer’s Healthcare Ambition Forbes - September 30, 2023

Costco Keeps Members and Investors Guessing Wall Street Journal - September 27, 2023

Costco joins retail push into primary care with $29 telehealth visits Axios - September 26, 2023

Costco members eligible for best pricing on healthcare CNBC - September 26, 2023

Costco teams up with Google-backed health startup to offer $29 virtual doctor's visits to members Business Insider - September 25, 2023

Costco members now have access to $29 online health care visits CNN - September 25, 2023

Costco Offers Members $29 Online Health Care Visits Bloomberg - September 25, 2023

Forbes' Best Telemedicine Companies of 2023 Forbes - April 20, 2023

Fierce Healthcare's Fierce 15 of 2022 Fierce Healthcare - January 17, 2023

Healthcare prices drop for 5th month straight: 5 things to know Becker's Hospital Review - December 14, 2022

David Goldhill on America's Place in International Health Care The Washington Post - November 29, 2022

Are urgent care centers hurting America’s family medicine practices? Fox Business - November 20, 2022

The 12 Best Telemedicine Companies Healthline - November 17, 2022

Maine has costliest COVID telescreenings, national survey says Portland Press Herald - October 7, 2022

The 6 Best Telemedicine Companies Of 2022 For Health Care From Your Home Mind Body Green - August 31, 2022

Michael Botta On Raising $75 Million To Help You Save Money At Your Doctor’s Appointment DealMakers Podcast - July 24, 2022

David Goldhill, co-founder and CEO of Sesame, on VatorNews podcast Vator Podcast - July 15, 2022

Is It Safe to Get a Tattoo While You're Pregnant? Doctors Break It Down Parade - June 27, 2022

Google Ventures & The Virgin Group Are Investing In Sesame, A “Superstore” For Healthcare Forbes - June 23, 2022

GV, other investors pour $27M into the 'Expedia for medical care' MedCity News - June 15, 2022

Consumers are vetting their doctors online via apps like Sesame Health, Google eMarketer - June 15, 2022

Sesame closes on $27M in funding to grow its pay-per-visit medical care marketplace TechCrunch - June 14, 2022

Google's venture arm leads $27M funding for digital medical marketplace Becker's Hospital Review - June 14, 2022

Best Online Therapy for Teens in 2022 Everyday Health - June 10, 2022

The 5 Consequences of Not Spending Enough Time Outdoors Martha Stewart Living - May 26, 2022

Three Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued Modern Restaurant Management - May 24, 2022

Murad Joins Forces with Sesame to Offer Skin Care Consults with Dermatologists, Primary Care Doctors Practical Dermatology - May 17, 2022

Best Telemedicine Services for an At-Home Doctor's Visit CNET - April 25, 2022

‘I’m a Urologist, and Here’s How Drinking Lemon Water Impacts Your Bladder’ Well + Good - April 19, 2022

Mental Health Providers Are Busier Than Ever. Here’s How to Find One. New York Times - March 29, 2022

Sesame launches low-cost health benefits for employers staring down the Great Resignation eMarketer - February 18, 2022

Cash-pay healthcare startup Sesame jumps into employer market Fierce Healthcare - February 16, 2022

How To Get the Most Savings Out of Your Health Insurance Yahoo! - January 27, 2022

Navigating COVID-19 Testing for Kids Under 5 is a Parent's Nightmare Parents - January 26, 2022

4 common causes of back pain in pregnancy, plus expert-recommended tips to get relief Business Insider - January 21, 2022

Healthcare Startup Sesame Bucks Rising Inflation, Lowering Costs Up To 67% Forbes - November 30, 2021

Sesame Membership Model Brings 'Radically Normal Healthcare' to Millions of US, November 18, 2021 PYMNTS - November 18, 2021

How to Reduce the Screen Time Your Children Built Up Over the COVID-19 Pandemic Healthline - November 3, 2021

How to Get Through a Nursing Strike Verywell Family - October 27, 2021

Sesame Care’s radically simple health care model puts control back into the hands of patients and their physicians.Read Maverick - October 9, 2021

The importance of finding a good therapist – and why it's so difficult USA Today - October 7, 2021

This Entrepreneur Wants to Help the Uninsured and Underinsured Find Affordable Medical Care More Easily Entrepreneur - August 17, 2021

Cash-Pay Healthcare Startup Sesame Raises $24 Million To Support Explosive Growth Forbes - April 27, 2021

Press Releases

Wholesale Health Care: Sesame Launches America’s Best Pricing on High Quality Doctor Visits Exclusively for Costco Members - September 25, 2023

May U.S. Health Care Price Index Reveals Americans are Paying 15% More for Care in 2023, as Demand for Cash-Pay Treatment Grows - June 5, 2023

A Vaccination for Inflation - Marketplace Strategy Leaves Cash Payment Segment of Healthcare Market Virtually Untouched by Escalating Prices in 2022 - January 25, 2023

U.S. Health Care Price Index Shows Price of COVID-19 Screenings On the Rise During the "Tripledemic" - January 10, 2023

Sesame Partners with Lucira Health as Official Telehealth Provider of Lab-Quality Test-to-Treat Program - January 5, 2023

U.S. Health Care Price Index Shows Medical Care Prices Have Dropped for Fifth Consecutive Month - December 7, 2022

Sesame Unveils "Sesame @ Work," The Only Cure for the Pain of High-Deductible Health Plans - November 15, 2022

Healthyr x Partners with Sesame - November 3, 2022

Sesame to Provide COVID-19 Care to Uninsured and Underserved Communities as part of California COVID-19 Telehealth Equity Program - October 12, 2022

New "U.S. Health Care Price Index" Shows the Cash Price Healthcare Providers are Charging for Medical Services Performed in all 50 States - August 29, 2022

Nearly 7 in 10 Houstonians have Skipped Medical Care due to High Costs, Survey Finds - August 2, 2022

New Prescription Drug Card from Sesame Gives Patients Up to 80% Savings at More Than 35,000 Pharmacies July 12, 2022

Sesame Secures $27 million Series B Financing Led by GV to Expand its "Half-Price, Whole-Quality" Medical Care Marketplace June 14, 2022

Sesame Named to NYC Digital Health 100 List by New York City Health Business Leaders for Second Consecutive Year February 1, 2022

American Healthcare Costs Have Dropped Up To 67% Since 2020 October 21, 2021


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