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October 6th, 2010, 06:57 AM
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Its been almost 2 years since I had to do this...I am 4 weeks pregnant, if I am going to try to get Medicaid do I need to call the health dept and set up a appt to take another pregnancy test or can I just call my doctor and set up an appt?
Please help ladies. I am anxious, even though I know my doctor won't see me until I'm 8 weeks.
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October 6th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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I had to go the Planned Parenthood in order to have my pregancy confirmed. Medi-cal wouldn't accept anything else and my doctor wouldn't do a confirmation without without me paying cash up-front.
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October 6th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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When I was on the medical card, I had to go to Bi-County first to have my pg. confirmed. Then they started all of the paperwork too.
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October 6th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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I'm on Medicaid, and this is what they told me when I got pregnant with DS before, there is a form that you get from the Medicaid office that you have to take to your dr to have them confirm your pregnancy, due date, etc. once you turn that in it takes about 4 weeks give or take to get your card in the mail. once you get your card your dr can schedule your initial prenatal. (at least that's how it was in nc.)

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October 6th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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I called my local health dept and thats how it works...but I don't think I am going to be able to get medicaid.... so now what?
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October 6th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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I called my local health dept and thats how it works...but I don't think I am going to be able to get medicaid.... so now what?
I don't mean to be nosy, and feel free to tell me to shut up , but why do you think you won't be able to? You would be surprised at how many people qualify.

I do know that you cannot get insurance to cover it because they consider it a pre-existing condition, heartless I know. Unless you are married and you can get on your husbands, or your company offers it and you can afford it and they have a maternity/prenatal/postnatal plan.

Most insurance companies now are very firm in the maternity aspects. Kinda stinks. I do know that some doctors will work with you in regards to insurance and payments, and then you can always look at getting a midwife. She can do a lot of what a dr can do, the majority only take 3rd party payments. It's hard to find a midwife who is covered under insurance plans that are not apart of a physicians office.

If you need any help with anything, let me know and I can see what I can find out for you.
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October 6th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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My husband makes way more than the limit for 3 person household.
I got medicaid last time I was pregnant but he didn't make as much. I don't have check stubs to show, he only writes himself a $250 check a week being self employed so i have to bring tax forms....
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October 6th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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Oh, well that stinks. Hmm....Have you tried talking to your dr's office billing department and seeing if you would work out some kind of payments? or a midwife.
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October 6th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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My silly behind forgot I already had Medicaid...I applied to get some wisdom teeth extractions and later found out they only cover that if your pregnant. Well now I can get it done and not have to worry about reapplying until my recert!
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October 6th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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Yay! I was wondering if you still had it with the other baby. I know I still have mine and when I called to check if I needed to recert they told me no. So yay for settling it!
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October 6th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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My silly behind forgot I already had Medicaid...I applied to get some wisdom teeth extractions and later found out they only cover that if your pregnant. Well now I can get it done and not have to worry about reapplying until my recert!

That is good news! I was super worried about qualifying because we make way over the limit for a 3 person household also, but I read that if you are pregnant, you count as 2 people which makes us a 4 person household and puts us below the 200% level we need to be at to qualify.
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