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Old 03-24-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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As some posters have said, it really depends on your insurance. I would take it one step further and say that for most typical plans, you should probably just assume you will be paying the plan's out of pocket maximum for the year. Anything that deviates from routine will get you there almost immediately. We had our first child at Northwestern (Prentice) by C-section and due to some complications, he was in the intensive care unit for about 10 days. All told, the bills came to about $100,000. Everything in excess of our out of pocket maximum (about $7,000) was covered by insurance. I'm sure we hit that maximum by day 1. That being said, we had access to world class facilities and specialists and could probably choose no better place to go to deal with the situation we faced.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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I'm from Toronto. I've been a resident of Chicago for 12 years now. My wife is also from Toronto and she's pregnant. She's moving here in April. With me being a permanant resident of the U.S, does that entitle my wife to certain resources as far as child birth goes?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Default ? Other than just about no government funded services compared to Canada...

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I'm from Toronto. I've been a resident of Chicago for 12 years now. My wife is also from Toronto and she's pregnant. She's moving here in April. With me being a permanant resident of the U.S, does that entitle my wife to certain resources as far as child birth goes?
Your kid can run for President because he / she will be a natural born citizen, but that is about the only "plus" and even that is arguable if you talk the nuts trailing around Hawaii...
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
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The cost is worth the American citizenship. I would make sure you give birth in the U.S.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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If you don't intend to naturalize yourself (because after 12 years it would appear you don't), then at least let the child get citizenship through birth so that they will have more options down the line. If you do plan to naturalize then you might weigh the difference in price between getting the child a green card and citizenship and the out of pocket expense you'll face for a US birth.

There is state assistance available for very low income pregnant women but you would really have to be poor to qualify.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Wow! Those prices sound pretty cheap compared to MI. My first delivery (in hospital) was $7000 and that was 7 years ago. My last birth in May was $1500. That was for a midwife-attended homebirth and I know my MW is one of the cheapest in the entire state. I have imagine that hospital prices have gone up since my birth there...
And most OB/GYNs are paying 3x the malpractice in the Detroit area and other parts of Michigan than in most parts of the Midwest.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Clearwater
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We paid about $6-7k out of pocket for our daughter's birth (now 7 months) in a suburban hospital. And we have decent insurance! In Canada, you get a year maternity leave, don't you? Some of that paid? I'd choose Canada just for that reason!
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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How much does it cost to give birth to baby in any Chicago hospital without any insurance coverage(not US citizen)?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I would say from reading the posts that the cost is going to be $7K -? The advantage to Chicago is IF something would go wrong during or after delivery there is a certified critical care teriary unit in Chicago at Children's Memorial. Naturalization is not cheap. In $2004 it was $5k. The cost has raised considerably since then.

The way I understand dual citizenship is your child will enjoy dual citizenship until majority age at which time she/he must chose the country where he wishes to retain citizenship. Wether or not this pertains to Canada I cannot say.

The US Consulate in Canada should be able to help you answer some of your questions.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Clearwater
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How much does it cost to give birth to baby in any Chicago hospital without any insurance coverage(not US citizen)?
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