Pushing Forward Childbirth in America

Pregnancy and childbirth costs more in America than anywhere else on in the world and the pricetag is more than just a little obscene. The June 3oth New York Time’s article American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World reported that:

” From 2004 to 2010, the prices that insurers paid for childbirth — one of the most universal medical encounters — rose 49 percent for vaginal births and 41 percent for Caesarean sections in the United States, with average out-of-pocket costs rising fourfold, according to a recent report by Truven that was commissioned by three health care groups. …read more