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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
22nd Mar '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 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23215 posts
22nd Mar '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 1052 posts
22nd Mar '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 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16907 posts
22nd Mar '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
22nd Mar '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 49134 posts
22nd Mar '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
22nd Mar '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 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16907 posts
22nd Mar '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 15998 posts
22nd Mar '13

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

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7546 posts
22nd Mar '13

I don't care that's their life not mine. And with how expensive health insurance is going to get because of Obama I don't blame people either.

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

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7546 posts
22nd Mar '13

Also I always wonder this do you guys look down on veterans that are disabled and on Medicare if their family TTC while on it? Obv Medicare is what will cover their family probably for the rest of their lives due to the veteran.

Phallus Cranium clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 108221 posts
22nd Mar '13

I have no problem with it.
Some people simply do not have access to medical insurance.