Naomi - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I need a place to vent...
My husband lost his job at the end of November. I was about 4 months pregnant at the time. COBRA premiums were WAY too expensive to be affordable on his unemployment and my part-time salary (along with just trying to make ends meet). So, our 2-year-old son and I went on Medicaid to get us through until my husband finds another job.
He's had a few good prospects come up recently. But I'm now only 2 months away from delivering our second son. Any job he finds will push us above the Medicaid income guidelines, and his new insurance wouldn't kick in until after the baby was born. Private insurance companies won't write me a policy that would cover the pregnancy because I'm not coming off a COBRA policy.
I just feel like what should be a really exciting time has become an incredibly stressful one. We need my husband to be working again, but we can't afford to not have insurance when there will be some pretty expensive hospital bills coming up soon!
Has anyone else been in this situation before?