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How can you get healthcare when you're pregnant?

I have a friend who lost her job earlier this year. Along with her job, she lost her health insurance. She has found out that she is pregnant and therefore needs medical care ASAP but cannot afford an independant health plan. Is there anything she can do or anywhere she can go? Does she qualify for any free medical healthcare? How can she get it? Thanks!

Asked By: SoCal007 - 12/18/2007
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It depends on what state you are in, but I think almost every state has a version of pregnancy only medicaid. All she has to do is schedule an appointment for prenatal care and let the receptionist know (when she makes the appt.) that she would like to apply for medicaid or other assistance for her pregnancy... More
Answered By: AlmostMD - 12/18/2007
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It depends on the state you live in and often on your reported income. There are agencies public and private that you can go to for help. Believe it or not there is no reason to be fearful. The unemployment office should be able to help. If you have a regular doctor, call or visit the office and ask for information... More
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Answered By: v.kuphall - 12/18/2007
 
Hello and sorry for what is happening to your friend but, there is a solution for her and it is very inexspensive to get your own health care too! It would only cost her $40 a month for all her health needs, and as long as she is 4 months and less she can be accepted pregnant too. Now a days it is vitaly important that... More
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Answered By: JUAN R - 12/19/2007
 
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