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    • I think it's fine. -- Votes: 24
    • I think it's irresponsible. -- Votes: 30
TTC while on Medicaid. ☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
Mar 22nd '13

This stems from another thread.



Do you think it's okay to TTC a baby, use pregnancy Medicaid, and then stop using it when they cut it off at 6 months PP? Do you think it's okay as long as that's the only assistance they use?



It seemed pretty neutral in the other thread, so I just wanted to see other's opinions.

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32454 posts
Mar 22nd '13

It's one of the reasons were not TTC right now, but if I wasn't getting joes insurance after we're married you better bet I'd use Medicaid lol

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1057 posts
Mar 22nd '13

If you work, you are helping to pay for Medicaid anyway. So the way I see it is you are utilizing a resource you help support.

BunnyGirl19 6 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 18539 posts
Mar 22nd '13

No I don't think it's okay. You can't afford to pay for it yourself and are mooching off others for your responsibilities. It shouldn't be anyone's responsibility but your own to take care of yourself and your reproductive choices.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
Mar 22nd '13

I think it's fine.
I mean anyone can get it, at least around here. Regardless of how much you make. Unless I guess if you are like a billionaire lol
But insurance costs and shit are ridiculous. Even with my normal insurance I was going to have to pay out the ass for this pregnancy, with my lovenox shots included. I got pregnancy medicaid and I'm not ashamed. I cannot afford an extra 2 grand a month for this crap.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 22nd '13

Not my problem but now that obama care is here many more people will be on medicaid.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
Mar 22nd '13

If you are not financially prepared to handle a pregnancy, infant, child, on your families own finances then no, you should not TTC.

BunnyGirl19 6 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 18539 posts
Mar 22nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting InkDMomma:</b>" I think it's fine. I mean anyone can get it, at least around here. Regardless of how much you make. ... [snip!] ... lovenox shots included. I got pregnancy medicaid and I'm not ashamed. I cannot afford an extra 2 grand a month for this crap."</blockquote>




A month's supply of Lovenox at my pharmacy is only $300 without insurance, per the receipt where it says "your insurance benefit saved you......"

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 18492 posts
Mar 22nd '13

I think it's irresponsible to TTC a child with the intention of having others pay for your (and your child's) healthcare.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
Mar 22nd '13
Quoting BunnyGirl19:" <blockquote><b>Quoting InkDMomma:</b>" I think it's fine. I mean anyone can get it, ... [snip!] ... Lovenox at my pharmacy is only $300 without insurance, per the receipt where it says "your insurance benefit saved you......""


at mine it was around 1000 WITH my husband's health insurance through work and then all of my ultrasounds and appointments. The health insurance through his work f**king sucks...
Like I said my monthly bills would about be 2 grand if I didn't have pregnancy medicaid... and even with another child I would not be spending an extra 2 grand a month.

I declare a Time War 1 child; Ohio 1591 posts
Mar 22nd '13

I think its fine. Plenty of people can afford to raise children that don't have insurance. Some because they are self employed, some because their company doesn't offer health insurance to them. Some because mom and dad aren't yet married and dad has insurance but mom doesn't. As long as that is the only assistance I don't see the issue.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
Mar 22nd '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" If you are not financially prepared to handle a pregnancy, infant, child, on your families own finances then no, you should not TTC."


That's how I feel.
I have no problem with people who fall on hard times and need assistance, I just don't see why you'd try.



The woman in the other thread said it's the same as having an oops baby and using Medicaid/WIC, except the couple WANTS a baby. In more or less words.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 18492 posts
Mar 22nd '13
Quoting Glo♥:" Also I always wonder this do you guys look down on veterans that are disabled and on Medicare if their ... [snip!] ... family TTC while on it? Obv Medicare is what will cover their family probably for the rest of their lives due to the veteran."


No that's a completely different situation.

BunnyGirl19 6 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 18539 posts
Mar 22nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" I think it's irresponsible to TTC a child with the intention of having others pay for your (and your child's) healthcare."</blockquote>




I know someone on here that TTC through fertility treatments and then used Medicaid to pay for her pregnancy as well as gets food stamps and WIC. Apparently her family can afford to pay for TTC somehow, but not the actual responsibilities that go along with it. Her excuse was that it was ecpensive to buy insurance through her work or her husband's work (both teachers) so they opted to apply for Medicaid because they wouldn't have to pay for anything.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Mar 22nd '13

I'll honestly admit I don't know the difference, we have a half and half system here and I TTC'd without private maternity cover and nobody here seems to give a crap. I just don't see the point in paying an extra $60 a month in insurance, $250 for the hospital cover, plus all my medications and scans on top of that. Public health you get 99% of it free, and I pay 37 cents in the dollar taxes towards my medicare levy.