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How much is the hospital bill after you deliver a baby?

What if I have Medi-cal? Or what if I don't have insurance at all?

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jamieto

Asked by jamieto at 10:40 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • I never saw one, the state paid for me to have my baby.
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 10:41 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Mine was about 7 thousand. I didn't have pain medicine.
    sunshineemommy

    Answer by sunshineemommy at 10:42 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • It depends on how the labor goes and what you end up needing or have done. Mine ended up being ridiculous because of all the crap that went on. It was not a typical birth though so I don't really have a good idea of what an easier birth might cost.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:42 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • @truthteller0722 Why is that? If you don't mind me asking.
    jamieto

    Comment by jamieto (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Mine was about $6000-7000 for both of my kids... I had uncomplicated, run of the mill deliveries with both.
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 10:44 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • state paid for mine too
    tie0013

    Answer by tie0013 at 10:44 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • I was on Medicaid when my son was born and I asked for and recieved a detailed copy of the bill...it was over $10,000. Emergency c-section and 5 days in the hospital for both of us. I had some complications but he was healthy. It depends on how your labor and delivery go, what hospital you go to and what area of the country you are in. If you don't have insurance, the doctor is going to ask for a HUGE downpayment, something like $3000+ and I am sure the hospital will too.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:45 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Medi-cal covers 100%, without insurance it can run anywhere from around 5 thousand up to 20 thousand. It all depends on what kind of birth you exoerience and whether or not you need a c-section. The number of days you stay after the birth will also have an effect on the cost.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:45 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Is it hard to receive Medi-cal? I'm 19 and pregnant.
    jamieto

    Comment by jamieto (original poster) at 10:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Medicaid/Medi-cal pays for everything. It's not hard to get if you qualify, especially if you are young, single, and don't have much of an income. I have PPO private insurance and it covered 80% of my hospital bill when I had my son so I was responsible for about $2,000 after insurance.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 10:58 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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