Hospital bills for children are much higher than you would expect and heavily dependent on how your insurance plan is structured. According to Eric Carlton, M.D., a pediatric intensivist at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, of Michigan Medicine, out-of-pocket spending is often necessary for families to cover these bills, but interestingly enough, these bills are also directly associated with children who do not have chronic conditions. Additionally, the article discusses the many reasons why some families pay more than others for child hospital visits, including co-insurance payments and deductibles and the time of year your child is visiting the hospital.
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