Special Report

Most Expensive States to Have a Child

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25. Ohio
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $2,036
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $2,041; C-section $2,025
> Avg. insurance payments: $13,048 – 12th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 129,191 – 7th highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 865, or 6.7 per 1,000 live births – 9th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 85, or 21.3 per 100,000 live births – 12th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 6.5% – 18th lowest of 45 states

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24. Florida
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $2,053
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $2,064; C-section $2,037
> Avg. insurance payments: $17,340 – 9th highest of 37 states
> No. of births: 209,671 – 3rd highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 1217, or 5.8 per 1,000 live births – 19th highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 141, or 21.7 per 100,000 live births – 14th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 12.1% – 4th highest of 45 states

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23. Iowa
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $2,060
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $1,975; C-section $2,243
> Avg. insurance payments: $12,126 – 8th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 36,114 – 17th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 160, or 4.4 per 1,000 live births – 10th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 14, N/A
> Uninsured rate: 4.8% – 4th lowest of 45 states

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22. Louisiana
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $2,112
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $2,058; C-section $2,202
> Avg. insurance payments: $11,990 – 6th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 57,328 – 23rd highest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 435, or 7.6 per 1,000 live births – 2nd highest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 56, or 31.8 per 100,000 live births – 4th highest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 7.6% – 21st highest of 45 states

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21. Nevada
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for delivery: $2,122
> Avg. out-of-pocket cost for: Vaginal birth $2,069; C-section $2,219
> Avg. insurance payments: $13,969 – 17th lowest of 37 states
> No. of births: 33,653 – 13th lowest of 45 states
> Infant deaths: 156, or 4.6 per 1,000 live births – 12th lowest of 45 states
> Maternal deaths: 20, or 19.2 per 100,000 live births – 7th lowest of 29 states
> Uninsured rate: 11.6% – 6th highest of 45 states

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