There are multiple health care crises facing Americans. Drug pricing, opioid addiction, the list goes on. Maternity care should also be on this list.
Childbirth is the most common cause of U.S. hospitalizations among most employee populations and the cost of delivery ranges from $9,000 to $28,000 depending on type of delivery and the state in which the baby is delivered. And over the last five years, this price has increased an average of $2,000, or 15 percent.
But there are other reasons why maternity care deserves to be in the spotlight. Beyond the risks that nature brings, the health care system