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Kaiser Family Foundation and Georgetown University have a new study about how families enrolled in high-deductible health plans pay more than twice as much for child delivery than families with traditional health coverage.

Well, Duh.

The study shows that the average cost of a normal delivery with a traditional plan is $1,455.
Those with high-deductible plans bought on the job would pay between $3,000 to $7,000 for a normal delivery.

That $3,000 to $7,000 is only if you can get coverage on the job.

If you’re buying coverage on your own, high-deductible plans rarely even offer maternity coverage.

Karen Pollitz of Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute sums it up in the Washington Post:

“If you are contemplating having a baby or having any kind of big heatlh event, this is not the policy for you.”

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