How much does it cost to have a baby with insurance?
News flash: Having a baby is expensive.
It’s the most costly health event families are likely to experience during their childbearing years.
On average, U.S.
hospital deliveries cost $3,500 per stay, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
Does insurance cover having a baby?
If you have a plan through the Affordable Care Act, it will cover pregnancy and childbirth — yes, even if you were pregnant before you got the coverage. If you have an individual insurance policy, which isn’t provided through your employer, odds are it won’t cover maternity costs.
How much does a baby cost?
Just consider: According to a 2010 USDA report, the average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses in their baby’s first year of life.
How much does a baby cost per month on average?
Our survey indicated that while first-time moms anticipate spending $591 per month on child care, they actually end up shelling out $650 per month. Child care costs in the U.S. grow every year. A 2017 report showed that between 2015 and 2016, the average cost of weekly day care increased from $196 to $211.