Quoting jaki.my.ny:" News for medicaid people. I'm six months pregnant and I've had Medicaid all along and although they do ... [snip!] ... powerful country what does that say about all the uninsured, under insured people in the greatest world pwr, America? "
I am 4 1/2 months pregnant and applied for medicaid over 2 months ago (they said it would take 3 months for me to hear anything because they were short staffed.) I have had regular prenatal appointments every month at no cost to me, yet. You should talk to the doctors office about it. I told them immediately that I would be applying for Medicaid and they referred me to the Plan First program, which set up my appointments and helped me with my paperwork. Everything that you do since your application should be retroactively covered. I asked about this at my Medicaid office and they said everything since the month I put in my application, August, would be covered. So, I didn't have to skip any appointments- if your doctors office doesn't do this, maybe you should look for another. I dealt with the whole Medicaid thing with my last pregnancy, which resulted in miscarriage, and it was more than frustrating. This time I knew what I was getting into, so I didn't stress as much. It'll work out! I totally understand where you are coming from, though.