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Stella Apo Osae-Twum and her husband did everything by the book. They went to a hospital covered by insurance, saw an obstetrician in their plan, but when her three sons – triplets – were born prematurely, bills started rolling in.
The hospital charged her family $877,000 in total.
It’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on giving birth in America, since costs vary dramatically by state and hospital. But one 2013 study by the the advocacy group Childbirth Connection found that, on average, hospitals charged $32,093 for an uncomplicated vaginal birth and newborn care, and $51,125 for a standard caesarean section and newborn care. Insurance typically covers a large chunk of those costs, but families are still often on the hook for thousands of dollars.
originally posted by: Prisoner60863
We humans have been giving birth for thousands of years without the need for the mark of the beast. We need to look at a better way of life without the mark controlling our lives.
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
My son was born in 2010. C-section. I had insurance. I got a bill for $760.
So, this article is saying the usual: Insurance covers up a lot of waste and corruption. We need to get away from insurance for medical scenarios that happen literally every day in every part of the country and let the free market actually work.
originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Hewhowaits
And this^ can’t tell you how many unpaid visits walk through the ER everyday. None speak english and none pay, it’s these”free” healthcare visits that these institutions have to pay for.