Saturday, November 05, 2016

The US price of a baby

Labor and delivery are among the most expensive healthcare costs in the US.

 According to a 2013 study by Truven Health Analytics, the cost of childbirth in the US has tripled since 1996. Truven also found the average price of pregnancy and newborn care for a baby was approximately $30,000 for vaginal delivery, and $50,000 for a C-section. 

Delivery costs alone are an average of $10,000 and over more than $15,000 for a vaginal or C-section respectively, according to the International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP).

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