Vanessa Garcia Clark needed a extra private, nontraditional start when she was pregnant together with her son. She employed a midwife and gave start at her house in California. However when she requested her insurer to reimburse her for the midwifery invoice totaling greater than $9,500, her declare was denied.
In the primary installment of InvestigateTV and KHN’s “Expensive Care” collection, Caresse Jackman, InvestigateTV’s nationwide client investigative reporter, explores the various kinds of midwives — and the way not all of them could also be lined by insurance coverage.
Jackman’s story options an interview with Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, KHN’s editor-in-chief, who advises mothers-to-be to barter earlier than paying an enormous invoice.
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