Birth Tourism and Campaign Contributions at Meadowlands Hospital

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Different from “anchor babies,” a new birth tourism movement is largely spurred an upper-middle class family from a nation that has political or economic instability. Having a baby in the United States (and paying out of pocket) entitles the child to dual citizenship.

Lilo Stainton, healthcare reporter at NJ Spotlight, and Colleen O'Dea, editor at large at New Jersey Spotlight, talk about their 3-part, in-depth look at Meadowlands Hospital, from its marketing to pregnant Russians to its political ties with Chris Christie.