will medicaid make daddy pay...?

  • momtobmomtob March 2011

    A friend of mine (no babies but works at the womens clinic) told me that even tho I qualify for medicaid, after babys born they will sue the daddy for half of the medical bills. Is this true or not? We live together, but not married yet, and he's really supportive. He pays bills and is even trying to buy a house so we can start off like a real family lol. I just don't want him to get screwed because I don't make enough money to pay for all this myself. Thanks for listening ladies..this is really stressing me out :(

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    In Ohio if your on any Medicaid food stamps or owf and not living with dad he has to pay child support.

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  • LittleFaeLittleFae March 2011

    I have heard that they make the father pay for parts of the bill but I don't know what conditions would cause them to go for the father to pay for part of it. I hope someone has a better answer...

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    They will deny your Medicaid if you don't cooperate.... with child support.

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  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    If living together father pays nothing.

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  • Im almost in the same situation as you..i am married and i do want to get medicaid but my husband gets too much money a month...but still its not enough for labor and doc visits...idk what im going to do either..good luck to both of us :)

  • Mybaby1Mybaby1 March 2011

    Im with momtob on this, im in phoenix,az though, had the same question

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    When I lived with my bd he paid nothing as soon as I left him moved out they enforced child support right away.

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  • blessed1508blessed1508 March 2011

    I am in tx have food stamps and medicaid and father is not on child support

  • Math_MommyMath_Mommy March 2011

    My caseworker swore up and down that they wouldn't persue him for medical bills. However, for me to stay on medicaid they made me persue him for child support and now they want him to pay $3000 towards the delivery expenses ( they even used his ssdi income as a factor in calculating how much he should pay!)

  • momtobmomtob March 2011

    Thanks ladies..I hear there is a $ amount they assign and if he makes over that then they do require he pay some..? Idk tho so I guess its just one more things to worry about lol. I'm really stressed today so I'm trying to laugh so I don't cry :( thanks for all the help tho!

  • Math_MommyMath_Mommy March 2011

    The total delivery expenses were over $14000. But, they use a formula to compute how much the father owes. They told me the only way to get out of paying for it was for us to get married (moving in together wasn't enough)

  • Here in kc...as long as they live with you and help they dont do that.

  • Misty2011Misty2011 March 2011

    If your not living with him and you put that you know the father and he makes enough, they might make him pay.

    My dad was trying to claim me on his taxes for half the year because I lived with him for 7 months of last year, and when they found out I was on Medicaid at all for last year, they said they were going to make him pay my bills even though I did not live with him!!!

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    You should call your local job and family services or talk to women in your county every state and county is different on their rules.

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  • I applied for medicaid when I found out I was pregnant and said I didnt know who the father is so I am worried that when I put his name on the birth certificate they are going to try and make him pay but I dont know after the baby comes I am going to apply again with him because I wont be working so I dont think he alone will make enough money but I am not sure if they deny us he has insurance through his job its just we are so strapped for cash right now

    Soon to be Momma to Izeyah Daesean May 1
  • bertrang14bertrang14 March 2011

    I think it all depends on the state, I live in Wisconsin and my husband (we wernt married when our daughter was born) had to pay half of the birth costs which was 2300. It didn't matter that we lived together or not.

  • OctMommyOctMommy March 2011

    I think its crazy. If the man has to pay half the woman should have to pay the other half. Why should she get a free ride off government assistance and he have to fork out the money?!

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    In Texas the daddy only pays if the mom applies for TANF. They go after the daddy and make him pay back all the money they gave to the mom.

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    @OctMommy That's how our government operates. I think it's a good idea if the dad is a dead beat. Hell make his ass pay for something.

  • preggointxpreggointx March 2011

    I'm in Texas ...eventually the guy will have to pay after so long of using it that's y when ur baby gets a little older u can pay and get c.h.I.p. which spent have to b paid back ..child support is only an issue off the top if u r applying Tanf temporary assistance for needy families

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    @preggointx My bestfriend's sister has been on Medicaid for 9 years and her baby's father has not had to pay for her using Medicaid, but he did pay because she applied for TANF. They didn't tell me anything about the dad paying if the mom gets medicaid cause I use it now temporarily.

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    Again every state and county is different and not just dads but yes the absent patent has to pay! If there weren't so many dead beat parents there wouldn't be rules like this!

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  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    Also I was told that after the baby is born you know they usually kick the mother off. The mother can stay on medicaid if she files for child support against the father. I have medicaid and I will not file child support against my child's father after the baby is born to stay on medicaid. I HATE medicaid and I am only using because I don't get health insurance through my job and im a college student. I'm also using it because I was on my dads insurance, but they wouldn't cover my child.

  • @beautifulone @preggointx good to know because I stay in Texas as well and was kinda worried I am only getting medicaid because we are so strapped for cash right and are not married so he can not add me to his insurance at work

    Soon to be Momma to Izeyah Daesean May 1
  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    @may1mommatobe I live in Dallas and it was SOOOO hard for me to find a Dr. that accepts Medicaid. There is only a select few that accepts it. I feel you on the strapped for cash. Times are hard, lol. Im in the same boat!

  • Rissalee7Rissalee7 March 2011

    My bf and I live together the only thing he has to pay is birthing costs

    Lovin my baby girl Kailee
  • @beautifulone I live in Houston but it was easy for me to find a dr and he is great I just put on my medicaid app I didnt know who the daddy was .....but he will be on the birth certificate so I was kind worried they might try and make him pay

    Soon to be Momma to Izeyah Daesean May 1
  • roxanneroxanne March 2011

    This bad im frd u.k an we get nhs this means we dont have to pay anythin at all! I was goin to move to usa last year im so happy I change my mind I love the u.k even more after readin this

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    Seriously if your together and supporting each other it shouldn't matter anyways you can both pay the bill.

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  • Adfennell83Adfennell83 March 2011

    I live in pennsylvania and I know they dont persue medical stuff but if u apply.for cash assistance they want support I know this doesnt ring true in every state though try to google ur state laws. Hope I could help

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    @may1mommatobe lmfao I did the same thing! Thinkin I was getting over, but my bd is going to sign the birth certificate too, lol. What are we gonna do?

  • ghettobettyghettobetty March 2011

    My best friend still living with his babymom went and signed up for child support directly after babies born. He said the money is commingle right back to the house so it doesn't matter. What that did do s clear up any confusion when they split and made it easier for him to get visitation.

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  • @beautifulone I dont know I am not going to worry now just wait til the time comes ....F*uck em lol I pay alot of taxes they can help out a little bit I just want to have prenatal care for my baby :-D

    Soon to be Momma to Izeyah Daesean May 1
  • Every state is diff... in WI the father does have to pay for the birthing expenses unless you tell them you want to pay....

  • Misty2011Misty2011 March 2011

    Six weeks after we deliver we get kicked off I believe it is. But the baby gets their own Medicaid.:)

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    @may1mommatobe Exactly! I was just talking to my cousin and she said they don't make him pay anything because medicaid is for the woman and child. Wish I figured because the daddy shouldnt have nothin to do with it if a single woman decides she wants to get health insurance funded by the gov't.

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    which I figured* lol

  • SamiUKSamiUK March 2011

    Omg reading all this i will never complain about NHS again although all the NHS midwives I've seen are lovely we don't have much to do with docs over here when pregnant


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  • namelessnameless March 2011

    I was on medical(california) 4yrs ago and I wasn't married but they didn't charge us for anything.. And my sister got on(las vegas) medicad 1 1/2 ago and they didn't pay (she was married and husband just got out of the navy)

  • OctMommyOctMommy March 2011

    @may1, hope u don't get caught. I work in Medicaid fraud and we see cases like that all the time. So in the end the only one who gets f*cked is u when your in jail! Hopefully your county doesn't have a fraud dept.!

  • In MO you have to claim all income in your household, even if not married. Its then based off the total household income. If you are not with the father, they will go after him for child support whichcould include medical. Good luck

  • charlottebcharlotteb March 2011

    Not if ur with the father in Indiana. The rules keep changing tho. Used to be that they only had to pay for half of what medicade doesn't cover. So u will have to ask a case worker in ur state to b sure

  • BeautifulOneBeautifulOne March 2011

    I'm glad I live in Tx. Medicaid pays for everything!

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