(Closed) Any other uninsured moms-to-be being treated not so well?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you aren’t married yet, you should be abble to apply for medicaid on your own, separate from your Fiance. You might qualify until you get married, when you can be added to his insurance.

It’s awful that you are treated poorly because you aren’t insured. I hope it works out for you. Maybe look for a different obgyn office.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would definitely run to the JOP if i were you. i can’t believe your doctor treats you that way. is there a clinic near you for uninsured patients? or you could always go to planned parenthood.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hi, so sorry to hear you’re being treated poorly. Have you tried going to a Planned Pregnancy clinic? They offer MANY services (beyond what they are known for) and might be able to offer you low cost or even free help. It’s worth looking into.

good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with the previous poster, you don’t want to put his info when you are applying for medicaid czu you aren’t married yet

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@JrzyGurl: planned parenthood.  that’s where I went until I turned 18 to get my bc and it was free

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can your Fiance not order a replacement birth certificate rather than having to wait for someone to find it? That way you can get your JOP ceremony done as quickly as possible.

When I was uninsured I had to pay out of pocket but they gave me a discount for paying in full at the time of service. Are you guys paying any amount towards your visits? It’s probably their procedure to have to check on insurance if they’re not recieving any payments.

However, I’ve found that most doctor’s offices are usually overbooked and tend to lack any tact when asking questions because they need to get things done as quickly as possible, so it’s probably not your lack of insurance but rather the nature of the medical system now.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

mrstilly Well I considered applying for medicaid by myself but since Fiance and I live together I HAVE to add him. It said you have to add anyone who lives in your home. I sat there looking at the application and considered the possible consequense for lying and decided that since I don’t like getting in trouble I’d follow the rules LOL. They supposedly have a program pregnant women with too high of income.

 kitzy I am thinking that is what we are going to do. I really don’t care what people think of my decision because its one that is best for our baby.

JrzyGurl & kitzy I hadn’t considered planned parenthood. This might sound ignorant but I assumed that if I went there with an unplanned pregnancy and no insurance that’d they’d assume I didn’t want the baby or that they would pressure me into looking at other options such as adoption. We want this baby  we were going to start trying right after the wedding but SURPRISE! I might go look into it though.


Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Are you sure you have to have a birth certificate to get your marriage license?  All we needed were our driver’s licenses. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It sounds bad, but going to places like panned parenthood and telling them you don’t have insurance they will give you so much crap for free. Ultra sounds, blood work, everything. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

camrie I guess he could order a replacement. If his dad can’t find it by Thanksgiving when we are visiting our families then I think we will pursue that.

I asked them how much our visits were going to be so I would have an idea on how much I’d be spending. The lady told me not to worry about it since medicaid is retroactive and to just wait and see if I get approved. I have not recieved any bills yet, but I do have a lump sum set aside that I am hoping will cover what we owe (based on how much previous visits have been).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Twista In our state we need certified copy of your birth cert. with you drivers license.

 

KaitlinHudson Really? Wish I had known that while we are trying to straighten out our insurance issue.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

I know I was able to order a copy of my birth certificate online through the county (I was born in) website and I think it was only $12. No reason to wait around for his dad to find a copy he has!

And I used to go to Planned Parenthood for my yearly exams and free birth control when I was in my early 20’s and didn’t have any health insurance. It’s really a great resource.

Good luck sweetie!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Engaged_With_Love: I can’t believe I wrote the name wrong, Planned Parenthood drrr…

but yes def look into them. They would NEVER pressure you to give the baby up. It’s a shame that there are so many bad ideas about them. I understand if one doesn’t support abortion, but PP is actually a great resource for all women – prochoice or not. It’s a shame so many people don’t support them when all they are doing is giving great health care to all women. I can guarentee they’ll take great care of you and will treat you right.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@kitzy:Re: the suggestion of looking into a clinic for people w/out insurance- generally, clinics who serve uninsured or underinsured patients will NOT see pregnant women because if you meet the income guidelines for the clinic, they assume you will be eligible for Medicaid, so they refer you to other care as soon as you’re pregnant. (For the same reason, very few clinics like this will see children- they’re assumed to be covered through other sources). 

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