Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I work for Healthy Families, so assuming that you're referring to the same program (it's all over the U.S.), I can tell you what it is. Unfortunately, I don't think it will be much help to you. Healthy Families is a program that works with first-time parents under age 21. We provide weekly home visits to help foster good parenting skills, teach parents about child development, connect families with area resources, and prevent child abuse/neglect. Although the program title might suggest otherwise, it has nothing to do with health insurance.
I don't know what to say about the health insurance thing. . . Perhaps you'd qualify for state insurance? (In Massachusetts it's called "Mass Health").
It certainly is expensive stuff! I had emergency surgery a couple months ago when I was bleeding internally, so I definitely preach the importance of being insured regardless of what you perceive your risk to be/how little you plan to use Western medicine.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.