299 Alhambra Circle Ste #418 Coral Gables, Fl 33134
(305) 624-7900 jhppa@aol.com
Dedicated to serving patients efficiently and effectively

Utah Requires Fathers to Pay for Half of Pregnant Women’s Medical Care

Utah Requires Fathers to Pay for Half of Pregnant Women’s Medical Care

American news reported by the BBC: Fathers in Utah are now legally obliged to pay half the cost of a mother's medical care related to pregnancy and delivery.

Supporters of the law - which is thought to be the first of its kind in the US - say it will help alleviate the financial burden of motherhood for American women.

The legislation passed with bipartisan support - but it raises questions about the cost of parenting in the US, as well as the state's growing roster of anti-abortion legislation.

What does the law say?

Utah's Shared Medical Costs law requires biological fathers to pay half of a mother's insurance premiums - her monthly health insurance costs - during pregnancy as well as all other related medical fees, including the birth of the child.

For US women with insurance, giving birth costs an average of $4,500 (£3,254) out of pocket, according to a study in the Health Affairs journal that tracked costs from 2008 - 2015.

For those without coverage, this figure could more than double: the not-for-profit Fair Health organization reported the average as closer to $10,000.

CLICK HERE to read more.

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment