We’ve all heard horror stories about how exxy healthcare is in the US… and well, this is just another example.

But it seems that even Americans are blindsided by how pricey their system is.

Especially when it comes to charging top dollar for something as basic as having skin-to-skin contact with your newborn.

“I know it’s cliché to say,” tweeted Ben Kling, “but this hospital charging parents ‘$39.95’ to hold their newborn baby is a REALLY tight microcosm of capitalism.”

That’s $55 Aussie bucks.

With almost 137,000 likes and 45, 600 retweets, it obvs struck a chord…

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