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Lauren Weber/Kaiser Health News

Lauren Weber is Midwest Correspondent for Kaiser Health News and writes about the public health challenges, supply chain scrambles, rural health ramifications, and equity issues associated with the covid-19 pandemic from her hometown of St. Louis.

Shattered dreams and bills in the millions: Losing a baby in America

By: - September 30, 2022

The day after his 8-month-old baby died, Kingsley Raspe opened the mail and found he had been sent to collections for her care. That notice involved a paltry sum, $26.50 — absurd really, given he’d previously been told he owed $2.5 million for treatment of his newborn’s congenital heart defect and other disorders. Raspe and […]