Study finds even with health insurance, pregnancy costs thousands

Published: Monday, July 25, 2022 - 11:26am
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 8:39am
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Health care costs have been going up in recent years, sometimes by a lot. And a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that is no different for pregnancy.

In fact, they found that the average cost of pregnancy for someone who has health insurance — from prenatal to postpartum care — is now nearly $3,000 out of pocket. And that can have major implications for families at a tough financial moment.

To learn about the trend and its effects, The Show spoke with Cynthia Cox, vice president with Kaiser Family Foundation.

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