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TTC on government aid What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
6th Aug '13

Do you think people should TTC while they are on things like food stamps, TANF, medicaid (or is it medicare?) etc and have no insurance?
Why or why not?



I ask because my acquaintance has done exactly this and now she is knocked up again and perfectly fine with having the government take care of her and her babies.

αuτumnα∫ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 66258 posts
6th Aug '13

Hell no.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
6th Aug '13

In that specific situation I say no. But that being said we TTC this baby only to get pregnant and have hubby's job drop our maternity benefits to way low with a super high deductible a couple months into the pregnancy so I have Medicaid as a secondary insurance.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11712 posts
6th Aug '13

I think it is so wrong.



Wait til u can afford a baby to TTC.
Being on those things means u can not support your own family on your income without addig yet another mouth to feed

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
6th Aug '13

I think Medicaid is fine during pregnancy. But the other stuff no

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
6th Aug '13

I think honestly its none of my business and you cant do anything about it. Personally I wouldn't but that's just me.

Jenny&Boopy TTC since Jul 2014; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7352 posts
6th Aug '13

I don't think it's a good idea to TTC while on assistance. Things happen, sure. But I think it's a much more responsible choice to wait to TTC until you can get off assistance. Otherwise you just end up staying on it longer because you have another person to care for on your limited income.

Bangarang 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26649 posts
6th Aug '13

I'm pretty sure most women on this site are against it. Accidents happen but trying is kind of shitty IMO.

A & T + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19234 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting jazzzzz*:" I think Medicaid is fine during pregnancy. But the other stuff no"


:!: I agree.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
6th Aug '13

If it's your first/only child. Sure. If it's a subsequent child, no- that's irresponsible.



There is the situation where you can be on it for a short period of time between jobs or housing or whatever, that's okay, too.



But this is really just a moral opinion.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
6th Aug '13

When I made a post like this, it got sent to the drama corner, lets see if yours does. LOL.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting jazzzzz*:" I think Medicaid is fine during pregnancy. But the other stuff no"


This is what I think also. Insurance is sometimes hard to come by, especially good insurance.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8499 posts
6th Aug '13

Imo its no ones business what other people choose to do or when they choose to do it. And just because the person is TTC while on aid doesn't mean they plan to stay on welfare. I know a few people who TTC while getting Medicaid but they did it because they want another child and couldn't get health coverage for themselves any other way so the TTC before their insurance cut off so they could afford to see an ob. After having their children they got off with the first year of that child's life.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7372 posts
6th Aug '13

I can see the whole Medicaid thing but not the other stuff if you can't pay your bills and feed yourself you have no business in trying for a child.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" In that specific situation I say no. But that being said we TTC this baby only to get pregnant and have ... [snip!] ... to way low with a super high deductible a couple months into the pregnancy so I have Medicaid as a secondary insurance."

I wish I had known I could do that when I had my LO. My insurance fucked me over and reset my deductible to $10,000 after he was born. Apparently that was the fine print within the fine print. :roll: So I owe that hospital more than 10k because of the deductible I needed to meet before that too. Didn't find out I could have done that until a year after I had him.