US: Hospital charges $ 550,000 for preterm birth


The cost of childbirth and treatment of a premature baby, in Orlando Hospital, arrived at $ 660,553. In the American health system, this is not yet uncommon. The surprise came with the bill received by the parents of the premature baby. Even though they had the insurance policy, the insurer mistakenly told them that they had to pay part of the bill – over $ 550,000.

THE Dorian Bennett, was born in AdventHealth Orlando, in Florida, on November 12, 2020. Born two months premature. He stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit for 56 days, until January 7, 2021.

The mother, Bisi Bennett, did not worry about the cost. She chose AdventHealth Orlando because the hospital was part of her insurance network.

The parents, however, experienced a huge surprise after receiving the bill. The annual repayment of $ 45,843 per month was a small consolation.

Edited by: Malgozata Olshevsky  

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