Quoting ♥ExpectingOurLast:" I see you live in Maine, so do I. I'm not sure if any doctors will take you with no insurance, but I ... [snip!] ... could go there for check ups & such I guess & you could deliver your baby there. It'll cost a lot but it's an option."
In maine if you bring in the note that you where denied you will qualify for free care and it will cover all needed procedures or vists just nothing extra I was without insurance most of my pregnancy and they just wrote it off because I qualified for the free care.
Quoting Skye Wilkinson:" The only thing you need to state your residency is something with your name and address on it. If your ... [snip!] ... they help pay the difference. I've never heard of anyone being denied Medicaid while pregnant. Almost anyone can get it"
The social services office here is small and its always the same lady. She required me to send utility bills to prove my duration of residency. She said if i dont have it, she wont even look at all the paper work. she was a huge bitch, she was yelling at my husband because he could not understand english very well. Its almost as if she did not want us to get approved. I called the other branches with in the same county and unfortunately they said i have to go to this one.
I find it offensive once i walked in she asked me if i was a US citizen, which i am. But even if i wasnt, permanent residents are elligible also with the right proof of documentation.
I have no answers for u hun , you can probably get sonos and stuff from planned parent hood but I'f u go into labor I do know if u walk into an emergency room the hospital cannot legally denie yours or your babies care ... Or at least that's how it is here in Texas , good luck mamma
I'd see if some of the midwives offer payment plans. I know my midwife does.
where I work we have charity care you might be able to find a hospital that has that! Call and check and see.
How long before you become a permanet resident? i live in maine and i nake to much for regular mainecare but by law they havd to iffer me.pregnancy mainecare which covers my pregnancy and 2 minths after i give birth
<blockquote><b>Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):</b>" In maine if you bring in the note that you where denied you will qualify for free care and it will cover ... [snip!] ... nothing extra I was without insurance most of my pregnancy and they just wrote it off because I qualified for the free care."</blockquote>
This is true but you do have to be a resident
Your situation is very stressful. If I were on your shoes and can't afford the cost of maternity health insurance on my place now I'd probably go back to Canada knowing the fact that I can't be with my husband within certain weeks or months. I think you have to talk this out with your husband, he should help you find the best solution for you both and the baby.
Btw, how long will it take to become a resident of your state? Maybe after that you can insure your pregnancy by that time like transferring from one place to another. Just see if it's possible.