Maternity Care and Consumer-Driven Health Plans

Source: Women’s Health Policy Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 12, 2007

With maternity care representing one of the most common and costly medical interventions that women experience, Kaiser and the March of Dimes co-hosted a forum to release new studies that analyze the costs of maternity care and assess coverage under consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs). Kaiser released a new study that compares the out-of-pocket costs of maternity care under CDHPs and traditional health insurance plans. The March of Dimes released a new study prepared by Thomson Healthcare that examines the overall costs of having a baby.

+ Executive Summary
+ Full Report
+ Thomson Report: The Healthcare Costs of Having a Baby
+ March of Dimes: Maternity Care Fact Sheet

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