This couple asked for an itemized bill from the hospital after receiving a bill for $1,626.52, as most couples would when facing a bill form a hospital.
During the C-section the nurse asked my wife if she would like to do skin to skin after the baby was born. Which of course anyone would say yes too. We just noticed it in the bill today and had a laugh.”
That’s right, the hospital charged this mother $39.35 to her own baby.
While many people were outraged that the hospital would charge for such a thing, commenters who were nurses explained that the charge was for the nurse who was required to stay in the room while mom held the baby in case anything went wrong. Usually, they explained, hospital staff take the infants directly to the nurseries to have routine tests done, so this hospital decided to charge for it.
But what shocked a lot of users was the total charges presented on the bill!
Today I learned having a baby in the US costs more than a college education in Europe.”
It turns out that a lot of people who don’t live in the USA had no idea that having a baby could cost so much, and that a hospital would think charging for a mother to hold her own baby was a perfectly normal thing to do.
Yikes! What do you think of this bill?
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