My mother raised my sister and I on it. So when I became pregnant at 16, it was the only way I knew of taking care of my baby. I only used it for medical and WIC. I was working even before getting pregnant so I had money to take care of her. Like PP have said, it's hard to get out of the system. When it's there and your qualify for it, you use it. Even if you don't REALLY need it. For instance, my husband got a promotion at work and qualify for health insurance. Of course, we added myself and the kids on it. When I was telling my mom about the deductibles, she said I should just put the kids back on state medical. I wasn't complaining, I was just talking about things we have to pay in general. We qualify for a couple hundred a month in food stamps which we could possibly do without since we both work. But like I said, it's hard to get out of the system when you just get by and others pressure you to stay.
at 8:34 PM on Apr. 25, 2011