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The Royal Birth Cost $15,000. The Average American Birth Is Billed at $30,000.

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The $15,000 figure comes from estimates of how much one would have to pay to deliver in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son on Monday. This is expensive for the United Kingdom, but, here in the...

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Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 2:16 pm

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 3:54 pm
Where did you get the numbers from?

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:06 pm
It's in the article Birgit.

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:51 pm
Well - our politicians get pensions after one term - so why not a royal birth less than an average American - it just means the richer you are the less you pay for anything.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 6:52 pm

Actually American birth rates are even higher and far too many American women are told the must have a C-Section when it's not needed. Somewhere between 5-6% should be the rate of C-sections, it is now in the high 40+ percentile. The article referenced here is the same New York Times article I used.

The big difference in American birth, it's for profit and in the UK, there is no cost to the family. They pay for health services in their taxes.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:24 pm
Everything is over prices in America we are greedy and not realize that the problems. Good posting, thanks

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:25 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:41 am

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:57 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:14 am

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:14 am
Thanks for posting Carrie. This is the cost of not having a universal health care program which is payed thru' taxation and regulated by governments, such as in Britain and Canada and many, many other countries that are less wealthy than the U.S.

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:44 am
Thank you for posting this Carrie! Peace, Light and Love.

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:41 am
And we wonder why our health costs are out of control...Kate and William should have had the baby at Kensington; a mid-wife, and a nurse. Would have cost next to nothing. Then again, I'm sure they have insurance..

Lisa Zilli (17)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:38 pm

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:47 pm
Looking at this I simply cannot understand how American women can even afford having a baby at all?????????

Evelyn M (39)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:40 pm
There was a time when people didn't always have health insurance but, that was when hospitals charged real prices....not the hugely inflated prices they are charging now. Husband just had to have X-rays of his hip/back due to extreme pain he has been having for about 6 months now. We do not have health insurance so we hold off as long as we can. Got the bill today foe 5 X-rays.....$489.00!!! I was shocked. I had gotten another bill for the same X-rays for them being "read" and that bill was only $60.00 so I was thinking that the rest of the bill won't be too bad. Boy, was I so very wrong. Wish I could afford health insurance....both of us working full time jobs, and virtually debt free....I still can't afford it! They want HUGE amounts for insurance. ( a bit off subject.)

Sheila GG D (194)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:28 pm
I have to comment about the c-sections. Some are necessary or both mother and child can be lost - my case back in 1971 with my second boy.
Now days if the mother doesn't want to go thru natural or vaginal childbirth she can elect to have the baby c-section. My one daughter-in-law chose to have c-section for all three of hers. Have never understood that. So I agree that there are far too many c-sections done today and doctors shouldn't allow the mothers to choose.

Satya B (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 3:03 am
Stop breeding, stop getting pregnant, extend your heart and love to an orphan, adopt a child in need.

Evelyn M (39)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:41 pm
I just want to let you all know that because I told my story about the high inflated costs of our local hospital, now I am being accused of "looking for Hand Outs"! I want you all to know that this was NOT my intention. I was merely trying to tell why it is so much more expensive in USA. Me and my husband have always worked very hard all our lives (heis almost 60 & I am54) and we have ALWAYS paid for everything we have. We have NEVER been on welfare. In fact, I was also accused of using "Private" hospital instead of "Public" hospital. Well, we have ONLY one hospital in my town. There are several other hospitals about 45 minutes away and they also are nor "FREE" hospitals! In fact, if there was a free hospital then I guess maybe that would be like getting a "Hand Out"! I am just saying, I am so sorry if anyone thinks I was looking for financial gain from my comment. I am hurt and insulted that anyone thought that.
I would remove my comment if I could figure out how to do it. I will contact whoever is in charge here to have it removed.
Again, I am sorry. :-(
I did NIT mean for anyone to think that!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:44 pm
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