60 000$ to have a child in the United States without insurance?

Without any health insurance or any type of coverage, does it cost 60 000$ to have a child in the United States, my teacher said it and he does exagerate things alot, trust me i have the right number and country so don't get all upset telling me i'm wrong i just want to know but don't act like i'm stupid. so i didn't really believe him, how much does it cost?

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  • wizjp
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Possible it could be "AS MUCH AS" but I doubt it's on average.

    I had a week in the hospital and open heart surgery and it wasn't that much

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When you add doctor's fees, and medication(assuming you get drugs to numb the pain) and the stay, I could easily believe it. The thing is if you don't have insurance then you should talk to the hospital about the fact that you don't have insurance. Hospitals have been known to lower costs for the uninsured. Part of the reason is that they overcharge insurance companies. It's likely not going to cost that much, but depending on the hospital, the medication, and the doctor(like if you need specialists as well or something) then yeah I think it could reach that much.

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