Responses

  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    Ain't lien bout that I think giving birth should be free
  • 12 months ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    Depends where you live. Here in Australia a public hospital birth won't cost you anything.
  • 12 months ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    It depends on a lot of factors. Your insurance, how long you stay, what, if any, interventions are necessary. Obviously a shorter stay with a vaginal birth and no epidural would be cheaper than a long stay and a c-section. The best you can do to estimate is to call your insurance and ask them what your coverage is.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    I think if you have to stress about how much the hospital/doctor bills are going to be, you should've taken precautions against having children. Do you realize how much it costs to raise a child?.
      • 11 months ago
        Or maybe she’s just trying to budget? It’s fair to want to know what to expect. I certainly researched what our cost would be during pregnancy so I could make a plan.
      • 11 months ago
        : no need to be so rude about it buddy
      • 11 months ago
        : no need to be dumb about it either, buddy. If you have to stress about the cost of the bill you damn sure don't need children. My son is 9 months old and the only expenses I've ever thought about with him are the basics. But hey, I'm sure wherever y'all are from you get great state insurance free to you, food stamps and all sorts of other benefits. So shouldn't be a need to worry. Drinking bleach is always free too!
      • 11 months ago
        : I work full time in the health industry and have decent insurance. Not government handouts. But I will be researching how much I need to make sure I am putting aside when the baby that we are pregnant comes since we are also planning to buy a house soon and I believe planning is an intelligent thing to do. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be prepared and how dare you suggest otherwise. It does not make someone a bad parent because they worry about finances. We know it will work out for us, but we also know we will be more tightly strapped once the baby comes and we are okay with that. No one is ever completely ready for children and there is no harm in doing what you can to become as prepared as possible so if all you are going to do is harp on someone for trying to make their first couple months with baby as stress free as possible then maybe you should just keep your comments to yourself.
      • 11 months ago
        : you're right, maybe I should. But unfortunately this was just an ignorant question so I'll apologize for that. You're financial concerns should be about the child in itself. Diapers, wipes, formula and things as such are NOT cheap. The last thing I was concerned about with my children, as well as the one I'm pregnant with is the hospital bill. It will get paid just as the other two have. My sons bill was $265,782.93 due to us being life forced to the hospital plus his two month nicu stay. But we busted our asses and paid the bill off in full without stressing over it. Being prepared isn't a bad thing, but stressing over something so stupid when you should worry about dying during birth and everything that comes after, is ignorant.
      • 8 months ago
        : I feel like you're a white angry male and not someone that is pregnant. That's what you sound like anyway. Here in Canada we have universal health care or what folks in the states call Medicare. It's awesome. Health care is a human right. We contribute in taxes collectively so we are all healthy and not punished for being sick or for desiring to have a family. Everyone has that right to health and to have a family. It's well established that when there is access to health care for everyone, societies are better off as a whole. People are healthier - both mentally and physically- and can contribute to society. Gotta be kind to one another :)
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    I am sorry for you if you have some problems, there are some better hospitals that usually take care and don't have such bills. When my wife gave birth to our son we didn't pay very much. You need to look for the best hospital to see what is up with it.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Hospital bill

    It's suppose to be. But it also depends on the circumstances. Like if you have a planned birth or not, if your insurance is good, if you need extra medical help like stitching or C-sections. In general your insurance should be able to cover it. Even if you can't there are ways for you to figure it out without taking on extra loans especially since medical bills are usually sky-high. I had to pay for some of my medical procedures but I was lucky because I managed to talk to the hospital to do it in parts and I just added that to my typical bank payments. I've been using a service that allows me to consolidate all my payments into one and so adding the medical bills to that was not that hard. I'm read about this system here: https://www.consolidate-bills.com/. It worked miracles and allowed me to feel more in control of my finances.