Some of the highlights, or I should say lowlights, from the study include:
- The maternal mortality in the US has worsened, falling from 41st to 50th in the world. In other words, women in the US face a greater risk of maternal death than in 49 other countries.
- Over 4 million women in the US give birth each year, and the hospital bills for this care reached $98 billion. The US spends twice as much as any other country surveyed on the fees charged by maternal health care providers.
- Women living in low-income areas across the US were twice as likely to suffer a maternal death as women in high income areas.