Parenthood Is a Pricey Endeavor in Israel

When Michal, a 32-year-old Holon resident, was pregnant, she spent more than 20,000 shekels ($5,000) on doctors due to a medical problem with the fetus. “I did four scans through private medical care, at a price of 2,500 shekels each, a blood test to detect Down syndrome at 6,500 shekels, NT [nuchal translucency] that cost 700 shekels, and I consulted with a private doctor at 700 shekels per visit. read more in Haaretz website

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