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I am 39, in recovery, have some heath concerns, have no insurance, money is tight, I'm newly married, and now I just find out I'm pregnant. Is there help for me?

I need o know about health care and any other help available.

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Asked by nancyhefter at 7:53 PM on Nov. 24, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Medicaid. It sucks but it paid for my care and hospital bills for my son's birth. You won't be able to get any insurance unless you can get on a group plan through your work or your husbands. Even then, they may not cover the pregnancy.

    Answer by WD40 at 7:55 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • medicad .. it is a big help .. i know how you feel but try the DHS or social services offices they may be able to give you some info on it .. good luck

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 7:56 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • I don't know what kind of income you and your husband have but you can always try calling the dept. of social services. I know that my state offers maternity medicaid to a lot of people in the lower-middle income bracket and if you aren't eligible for that try the health dept. Again, I don't know how it works in your area, but here women in your situation can see a physician and deliver and they base the bills on what you are able to pay. Good luck finding some help out there.

    Answer by Slinkee at 7:56 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • ya your local Social Serveices Office can help with all that... google it in your area.

    Answer by ParkerMommy at 8:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • Get a pregnancy test done in a free clinic or local clinic and then go to your local medicaid office you should qualify for pregnancy medicaid automatically.

    Answer by scoke19 at 8:23 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • Yep-medicaid is great help, and WIC. We were on those programs for less than a year; and I really appreciate that they exist.

    Answer by sfwilson at 8:27 PM on Nov. 24, 2008

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