Pregnant and no health insurance

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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mrsrod7 :  You can purchase private insurance at any time.  You don’t have to wait for an open enrollment period.  I’ve had friends do this in the past.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
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mrsrod7 :  OK, I’m going on a limb here….but if you took a new job assuming you would have insurance and they renigged on it, could you get on your husband’s plan as losing insurance as a life event?  I know this is usually the case when there is a job loss, but wondering if it could be the case with just loss of insurance?  It’s definitely something I would look into.

The other thing I would look at is if you’re 25, some states will still cover you under your parents’ insurance until age 26.  In my state, that won’t hold if you’re already married, but in some states, it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re married.  Could that work?

The last thing I would consider is, is the doctor your mom works for family practice?  If so, they can give you prenatal care.

Post # 73
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Busy Beekeeper

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mrsrod7 :  When did you leave your last job? Is there any way you can go back to your old law firm and beg for COBRA? 

Wishing you a healthy and low-budget pregnancy. Our healthcare system sucks. Fiance and I have college students in two states an hour apart and can’t merge our health insurance until they have graduated. It’s crazy. 

Post # 75
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Busy Beekeeper

Damn. If this keeps getting bumped maybe a FL bee with some health insurance experience will jump on.

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