Special Report

Most Expensive States to Have a Child

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45. Michigan
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $974
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $949; C-section $1,026
> Avg. insurance payments: $11,827 – 4th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 104,074 – 10th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 708, or 6.8 per 1,000 live births – 6th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 63, or 19.6 per 100,000 live births – 8th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 5.0% – 5th lowest of 45 states

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44. Maryland
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,151
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,149; C-section $1,154
> Avg. insurance payments: N/A
> No. of births: 68,554 – 18th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 393, or 5.7 per 1,000 live births – 21st highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 39, or 18.6 per 100,000 live births – 6th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 6.1% – 16th lowest of 45 states

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43. Pennsylvania
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,249
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,241; C-section $1,266
> Avg. insurance payments: $14,714 – 19th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 130,693 – 6th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 729, or 5.6 per 1,000 live births – 23rd highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 60, or 15.0 per 100,000 live births – 5th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 5.5% – 10th lowest of 45 states

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42. Delaware
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,271
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,229; C-section $1,365
> Avg. insurance payments: $16,618 – 12th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 10,392 – 3rd lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 53, or 5.1 per 1,000 live births – 17th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 5, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 5.7% – 13th lowest of 45 states

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41. South Carolina
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $1,344
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,352; C-section $1,331
> Avg. insurance payments: $13,658 – 16th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 55,704 – 22nd lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 370, or 6.6 per 1,000 live births – 10th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 49, or 28.9 per 100,000 live births – 6th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 10.0% – 10th highest of 45 states

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