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Do your children receive health insurance from the government (Medicaid) or another source?

if not, do you look down on people whos kids do receive it?

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Asked by Alysia_Moore at 12:51 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My son qualifies for it but I still prefer him not to be on it. I don't look down on anyone who uses it but I'm more comfortable putting him on my more expensive health plan to keep him at a nicer clinic with the doctor he's seen since birth.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:03 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • However, I would use it if I had no other choice.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:03 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • yes and i don't think either way it should be looked down on only for the fact as long as the child is getting taken care of...

    Answer by Lynnsae at 1:07 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • @Lynnsae, I agree with you, I don't think it should matter what kind of insurance they have as long as they are been taken care.

    Answer by bratgirln1 at 1:12 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Nope, he's on my insurance through my employer.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:18 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • My daughter was on Medicaid for two years while I was single and in college full time. She's been on my husband's insurance since. The only time I would look down on someone for using Medicaid would be if they were purposely using the system (which I would only know if they openly announced it, which has never happened, so this is hypothetical). I think that all public assistance is there for a reason, for people to use when they need it. I needed medicaid and WIC while I was in school, now we could qualify for WIC but we don't need it, so we don't.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:39 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Yes my 2 boys do, i dnt have benefits at work& i cant afford to get private insurance so i im gratefull for medicaid at this moment, but once i get a job w/benefits we will be off of them.

    Answer by gabby06 at 2:13 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • My kids are lucky right now and have great insurance from my husbands job. I hope we can always have them.

    Answer by jillrebecca3 at 2:14 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • My daughter has medicaid. I've never felt like others judged me because of it.

    Answer by Fallaya at 2:17 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • All 5 of my kids have insurance through my husband's work. My oldest also has medicaid due to a disability, it covers his copays.

    Answer by missanc at 8:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

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