medicaid

Amanda - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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so my boyfriend and i would like to get married but idk if i will lose my medicaid coverage... im on pregnancy coverage only because that is all i need... i have called my case worker over and over but she wont call back is there anyone who can give me advice... we both work but my insurance form work wont cover me because my pregnancy is " a preexisting condition" i live in indiana if that helps

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Carolee - posted on 03/02/2010

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I'm in Indy, too! No, you won't lose the coverage. I flat-out told them I was getting married when I applied. I don't think they can turn you away if you're pregnant, but (like me) once you're married, the income will most likely be too high to be eligable for the "regular" medicaid. Just let them know when it happens... depending on what side of Indiana you're in, it could take from one to three months just for them to talk to you. I had to call twice a day to get answers!!! Good luck.

Denise - posted on 03/02/2010

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Just get on the website and look up how much you can make in a year or months time. It should be on there website. I know that my husband is the only one that works but we are still under by A LOT I could work too if I wanted. Just depends on the state limits. Good luck, you shouldn't have any problems!

Megan - posted on 03/02/2010

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If you are both working you will proboly make too much to continue receiving the Medicaid. My fiance and I are waiting until after our daughter is born to get married for that reason.

Ashley - posted on 03/02/2010

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I was receiving pregnancy medicaid with my first child when my husband and I got married. It didnt change anything about my case and I was still able to receive medicaid. They will want you to provide your husbands information to them and your new SS card. I was also able to receive it a second time, but my husband is the only one working and his company does not offer insurance, so it might be different for you.

Michelle - posted on 03/02/2010

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It is quite the possibility that you will then make too much money to receive insurance through medicaid . ALSO case workers will not tell you up front , nor will they tell you how much you can make before you are at risk for losing your medicaid .

Everything is done by income . Have you looked up income guidlines ? Any chance of you waiting to get married while you are on maternity leave ?

I have a friend who got laid off [they actually fired her while on mat leave , but gave her a severance package to prevent her from sueing them and her baby"s dad got laid off the next month. they live together , however with both getting unemployment their daughter was given medical insurance through "welfare" but only until she was one year . They made too much money but would cover her so she can get what was needed for the important first year , shots , etc . Nothing more .

Unfortunately in this day and age many people are faced with the same issue , however not many will post it . I hope your post helps others out who are afraid to ask !



Good luck !!!

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