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Premature Births Cost Health Plans 6 Billion Annually

norman waitzmanA new studyby economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects. Though not all birth defects can be prevented, a woman can take steps to increase her own chance of having a baby with the best health possible. Read more.

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Last Updated: 3/12/21