Re: I'm Pregnant!!! No insurance!! What to do!!??
Hi there. My husband and I still don't have any insurance and I'm at 19 weeks. He makes a couple hundred dollars too much to qualify for medicade, (we're in Alabama.)and he is a temporary employee, so he has no benifits available. My OB has been SUPER about prenatal charges with his office and has put us on a global billing plan where we don't have to make a payment til March. The hospital and lab charges are the ones we knew we couldn't deal with, so hubby went out and joined the Air Force, and I will be covered with Tricare in March, which will pick up everything from then on out. But like I said before, a lot of doctors seem to work with patients with no insurance, because they like to price gouge insurance companies, and realize individuals just can't pay that. My OB hasn't written me a prescription the whole time, he just gives me stuff from his sample closet. Even my prenatal vitamins he gives me samples of because he knows we can't afford pharmacy costs.