Andrea - posted on 06/06/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
So I am 18 years old, and due with my first child in November, and I am really concerned about health insurance for myself and for my baby. I just completed my first year of college, however, because the baby is due in November, it would be nearly impossible for me to return to school in the fall. If I am not a full time student, I am not covered under my parents health insurance, so I will not have any coverage come September. My boyfriend just graduated from college, and he is covered under his parents insurance as long as he lives with them, and because he has very bad arthritis, it is absolutely necessary that he stays under his insurance. Because I am unable to live with my boyfriend, I will be living at home with my parents, which I would be excited about, however, due to my parents household income, i do not qualify for any kind of government assistance, including insurance. I feel very stuck, I know I need insurance to protect me and my baby, however, I cannot afford high premiums and do not qualify for any help.
Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone been in a similar situation?