How much does childbirth cost? Our data reveal a wide range of prices

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary:  How much does childbirth cost? The price tag attached to labor and delivery in the U.S. has tripled since 1996, according to a recent report.  The annual amount spent in the U.S. on childbirth costs is over $50 billion. Even women who have insurance often pay some out-of-pocket costs. While all Affordable Care Act […]

How much does having a baby cost in the U.S.? Medscape reports

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  “The study found that among women and newborns with employer-provided commercial health insurance, average total charges for care with vaginal and cesarean births were $32,093 and $51,125, respectively. Average total Commercial insurer payments for all maternal and newborn care with vaginal and cesarean childbirths were $18,329 and $27,866, respectively. In Medicaid, average total maternal […]