Holding your newborn baby for the first time is said to be one of life’s most precious moments. But how would you feel if you were charged for the privilege?
That was the experience of Lidia and Ryan Grassley, whose baby Samuel was delivered by Caesarean section at a hospital in Utah in the US on 4 September.
When they received their hospital bill for more than $13,000 (£10,000), proud new father Ryan was surprised to find it included a $39.35 charge for “skin to skin”, or holding the baby, immediately after the delivery… More at the BBC.
America’s healthcare system is a joke.