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What can I do about my ex-husband not paying medical for our son? He pays child suport but it has been 8 months since he's had medical on him and when I ask he gets nasty with me. What can I do to make him get it?

I've tried to be understanding of his financial situation but he has had a job for over 3 months now and now says he can't get medical through his job. So i told him to go somewhere else and get it. What would you ladies suggest I do?

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worriedmommy600

Asked by worriedmommy600 at 7:18 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Does he not have insurance? Or you just want him to provide it?
    LaurenKaye29

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 7:24 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • If it is court-ordered, go back to court, unfortunately. If you think this is going to be an on-going situation and you can't provide it, I'd go ahead and apply for whatever medicaid/ uninsured kids program there is in your state. Good luck with it! When I had court-involvement I was seen as the responsible party, so I always had to provide medical for my son. Hugs to you both!
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 7:24 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I agree that if its court ordered then you need to go back through the court system. I would probably also get my kid on whatever state insurance is offered as "kjrn79" said. Your child shouldnt have to pay for his dad having issues.
    Aqua_Jen

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 7:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • He is court ordered to provide medical insurance and pay child support and he pays his child support because I had them garnish his wages so he has no choice. I didn't know if he could get in trouble for not providing insurance if he is court ordered and what they would do to enforce that he does provide it.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 7:33 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Get medicaid until he gets insurance. Most states have some sort of health insurance just for kids. If you can't get medicaid then tell dad to pay for the state Kids Insurance. I think my dd pays $15.00 a month for it.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:41 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • My friend's husband doesn't provide insurance for his son even though it is court-ordered. They can't do anything about it except tell him to try harder. You can get insurance through your job and take him to court to make him pay for it. But, you can not force him to pay for private insurance that he may not be able to afford. Get CHIPS.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:46 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I had the same issue. I kept calling the child support office and explained my situtation over and over again. they eventually turned the case to the enforcement team..and got his ass in check. trust me everything i found out about him i reported to them. you dont wanna fuck with me and the things my child is entitled to.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

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