The Cost of Raising Octuplets: Expensive Times 8

As the world marvels at the birth of octuplets in California, bean counters may be marveling at something else -- the sheer cost of bringing the babies into the world. The infants' delivery was performed by a team of 46 doctors, nurses and surgical assistants stationed in four delivery rooms at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif., and it likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. "You can think of it as an eightfold increase on a singleton birth," said Steven...Full Story
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