This is outrageous!
We were flabbergasted when we found out that Kate Middleton’s birthing suite would cost her $15,000, but not after hearing this!
Insurance companies will pay about $18,329 and $27,866 of this, but the rest is left up to the parents.
Part of this huge difference is that in America they charge for every little thing rather than just an overall hospital fee.
The figure is also a bit skewed because it includes both the delivery and room costs, whereas it’s not clear if Kate’s is with the delivery costs too.
But it's still not far off!
This is an upsetting number, especially considering how many babies are born every year.
Hopefully this royal birth will call attention to these figures, because women don’t need to be worrying about money when they’re carrying a child!
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