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If you're children are on Medicaid, do they HAVE to be vaccinated...?

I was talking to a friend of mine, who's children are on Medicaid and she was telling me how she doesn't want to vaccinate, because of (blank reasons) but she has to.. because they're on Medicaid.
I don't know, because my children haven't been on Medicaid, and I don't know their rules, but I thought it was kind of off.
I know mom's on here who vaccinate or don't for personal reasons, and I've been told that someone can't force you to vaccinate. So, for her to make that comment puzzled me.


Asked by ManicMomma02 at 5:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • Nope a parent still has the right to choose to vaccinate or not to vaccinate their child, being on medicaid does not play any role in this decision.

    Answer by geminisummerz at 5:23 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • No you don't have to vaccinate them. They probably told her she has to, that's what they do. and she doesnt know any differently.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • medicaid is VERY quick to tell you what you need to be doing, and that it's "required"... but it's not. AAAAND, they can even cancel the insurance, BUT, they have to give a reason for canceling it. if that is their reason, she can get a fair trial and win.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 5:46 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Look at that hot mess.
    "If your children are on Medicaid" is what I meant...

    Comment by ManicMomma02 (original poster) at 5:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Not sure....that's an interesting question though.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 5:15 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Maybe each state sets their own rules, but I don't think you can be forced to vaccinate either...In CT I am SURE that is not the case.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 5:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • EVERY state they cannot force you.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • IMy kids are on Medidaid and I have then vacinated by the health dept. for free thats what my regular doctor sent me, for he didn't accept medicais. But now he does. I feel thats just one more way of protected my children of dieases.

    Answer by carolefiore54 at 5:20 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I know they check up on their check ups, but I don't know. It's an interesting question though..

    Answer by LoveRed71 at 5:22 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My kids are on it, but we vaccinate ... so I don't really know.

    Answer by MrsNewman at 5:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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