Octuplets Will Likely Cost Taxpayers Millions

Broke family already racking up $10K a day
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 4:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Nadya Suleman says she plans to raise her 14 kids without relying on welfare but the reality is that the bill to taxpayers will likely run into the millions, the Los Angeles Times reports. Suleman has no job, no income, owes $50,000 in student loans, and her octuplets have already racked up at least $150,000 in hospital costs—not including the delivery.

Suleman already receives an estimated $2,900 a month in food stamps and government support for three of her older six children who are disabled. She told NBC that she plans to return to work and support her family once she finishes her degree, although files obtained by the Times indicate she may be eligible for permanent disability payments.