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We applied for Medicaid, WIC and Food stamps this week. Friday we have an appointment for SSI for my daughter. Does anyone have the experince of Medicaid and having a baby? Particularlly a CS? Curious as to how this works. I know my OB's office accepts it and the hospital does too.
 

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I'm on it now, though we've switched to a homebirth midwife thanks to physician incompetence.<br><br>
In terms of paying, etc here in Idaho it is a breeze! As long as both your doc and hospital accept it there shouldn't be a problem at all.<br><br>
Are there specifics you're wondering about?
 

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I'm not in your DDC, but I had it with my last pregnancy. It really wasn't any different than having any other sort of insurance, except that they actually covered the freestanding Birth Center I wanted to deliver at (baby was preterm, so I didn't get the chance, but I had all my prenatal care there).<br><br>
Anyhow, when I was approved for medicaid, I got to choose one of several different managed care companies. Kaiser was one, and there were about 4 others. I chose based on which one the birth center accepted. After that, all I had to do was show my state benefit card at each appointment and when I checked into the hospital, just like I would show an insurance card.
 

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I was on it with DS1 and now with this baby. Once in MN and now in ND. I only qualify when I'm pregnant. I have loved it. I have BCBS as my primary insurance and medicaid as my secondary. I never even see a bill. All of my tests have been covered 100%. I haven't paid a dime. It was the same when I was preggo with DS1.<br><br>
My friend was on it for a cesarean and it didn't effect her level of care or anything like that (she wasn't on it for her first 2 c/s as well). All tests were covered 100% as was the cesarean.<br><br>
The baby will be covered for a year after birth and you will be covered for 6 weeks post partum. (at least that's how it is in mn & nd)
 

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Christine,<br><br>
I was wondering if I will have the standard 3-4 days in the hospital after I have this baby? Or will I be forced out at like 24 -48 hours? This is a CS because the hospital here in town won't allow VBAC's and MW's won't take me because they can't birth at the hospital. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
eclipse,<br><br>
I didn't realize you choose a managed care. Okay, now I am really confused. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I do know any additional tests I have like NST's or Amnio to check amniotic fluid will need to be approved. But the caseworker said if they are medically necessary, then it shouldn't be a problem. With my daughter I had 2 NST's and 1 US the last four weeks of pregnancy.<br><br>
Well the caseworker is going to be out of town next week for trainning. My husband talked with her today and she is going to work on our case tomorrow. Please cross your fingers we are approved.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Christine,<br><br>
I was wondering if I will have the standard 3-4 days in the hospital after I have this baby? Or will I be forced out at like 24 -48 hours? This is a CS because the hospital here in town won't allow VBAC's and MW's won't take me because they can't birth at the hospital. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br></div>
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I'm not in your state but around here YES you will have the standard 3-4 days.
 

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medicaid has so far paid for whatever the doctors say is necessary. So as long as your doc says it's needed, it should be covered. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
here in Idaho there's no managed care of medicaid (there IS in Washington, but not in Oregon, btdt). You just pick a doctor and start.<br><br>
As far as testing goes, anything the doc deems necessary is generally covered. They may have to prior authorize some things, but generally covered.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope you get approved!
 

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It has been great for us. Everything is covered, the level of care is great. Nothing has been any different for us than if we had private insurance. We live in WI which has a super program to cover low-income families, but I think that all states have a basic coverage for pregnancy and birth.
 

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I had GREAT success with Medicaid for DS's birth. I had Care Source through Medicaid, and they not only paid for my homebirth but half of my hypnobirthing as well. Fabulous! I can't say enough good things about them.
 

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California has managed care medicaid, but I'm not sure about your state. It was nice bcause I got a book from each plan that listed all the doctors/hospitals in my area that took each plan, and I could decide from there.
 

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I had it with ds2 and it was great. I picked a plan based on what they covered (FSBC) and they just wanted me to check in after prenatals, and they sent me a car seat and a carrier.
 
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