Since the numbers are huge for those Americans who are uninsured, when you’re pregnant and expecting, it’s in your best interest to be as fully insured as possible.
This can create problems when trying to look for an affordable plan that will cover not only you but also your family. There are options out there though, that can work with you no matter your budget.
There are government funded programs out there for pregnancy insurance specifically, but also for overall coverage of one’s health. These plans can range from the double digits to the hundreds per month, depending on what your needs are and who you are willing to work with in order to fit your needs.
Medicaid is one of the most well known insurance programs that can work with everyone, as long as they meet the qualifications required. It’s state run but federally funded, providing medical assistance to low income families and individuals with certain handicaps.
Depending on where you live, there will be local programs available to apply for. This includes the Medi-cal program located in California. Your local Health and Welfare location and their website should provide information on such local programs that might be able to offer assistance on maternity insurance.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is almost just as well known. They provide information on where to get good health coverage, as well as help for children under the age of 5 and women who might have infants or who are expecting. This includes dietary and nutritious food and possibly help with paying for children’s medications. They’re definitely a helpful source to look into for both single women and women with budding families.