My husband wants to have another baby. We don't have insurance through his company and couldn't pay out of pocket for maternity care. He doesn't see anything wrong with having me use medicaid to cover it. I'm torn over that being a wise decision. Is it okay to plan a pregnancy knowing you will have to get on medicaid to pay for your prenatal care?? What would you do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Pregnancy
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No way. The maternity & delivery fees are just the beginning & a very small portion of the overall cost of raising a baby. It's not a very responsible thing to plan a pregnancy knowing that you have no insurance or the finances to provide well for the child. Medicaid doesn't provide for the day to day necessities such as clothes, shoes, diapers, food, education etc. What if, God forbid, the child has an illness or condition that requires lifelong medical attention or care? Medicaid isn't gonna provide the quality, long-term care you would need. If I were you, I would think long & hard about making this decision. It could really put a hardship on your relationship as well as your family in the long run after the medicaid has run out & you're left on your own to provide for another child for the next 18 years.
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