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I know the answer is here somewhere...but I can't find it.

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I'm wondering if I can apply for Medicaid for prenatal visits. I'm a conditional LPR and I live in hawaii. Right now, my husband and I are on the low income level. I know I can get emergency medicaid for the delivery.

This is the website that tells me that I can get Medicaid for prenatal care.

Is this correct?

http://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/public-charge-fact-sheet


Benefits Not Subject to Public Charge Consideration

Under the agency guidance, non-cash benefits and special-purpose cash benefits that are not intended for income maintenance are not subject to public charge consideration. Such benefits include:

  • Medicaid and other health insurance and health services (including public assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases, use of health clinics, short-term rehabilitation services, prenatal care and emergency medical services) other than support for long-term institutional care
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)- commonly referred to as Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, and other supplementary and emergency food assistance programs
  • Housing benefits
  • Child care services
  • Energy assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Emergency disaster relief
  • Foster care and adoption assistance
  • Educational assistance (such as attending public school), including benefits under the Head Start Act and aid for elementary, secondary or higher education
  • Job training programs
  • In-kind, community-based programs, services or assistance (such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter)
  • Non-cash benefits under TANF such as subsidized child care or transit subsidies
  • Cash payments that have been earned, such as Title II Social Security benefits, government pensions, and veterans' benefits, and other forms of earned benefits
  • Unemployment compensation

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you may just want to look into it further, because as a conditional resident, and your husband having petitiond you,

and according to the AOS, you cannot request any aid no matter what it is.

thats at least what our lawyer told me as petitioner, and if my wife did ask for assistance, i would be penalized or fined.

be careful, and research before proceeding....please let me know any information you may find. this is intersting subject.

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Illegals can get emergency medicaid, having said that you should have signed up for Obamacare?


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Isn't that why you were supposed to show your income level and get a co sponsor? So you don't end up going on public assistance?


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Hi,

A green card holder is eligible for Medicaid prenatal care. It is not a means tested benefit subject to the I-864.

Leave your opinions out of this. There is a baby involved. A US citizen baby when born. The law allows her to receive Medicaid prenatal care without risk to her immigration status.

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/newly-pregnant-lpr--will-the-sponsors-who-signed-m-1878203.html

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=5myPVfXcNYLLogTgoKOYDQ&url=http://healthconsumer.org/Medi-CalOverview2008Ch14.pdf&ved=0CDsQFjAI&usg=AFQjCNHaJ0R1BGVC_EzFklePqqi6Q4WGcQ&sig2=UnHh3t4axBDYtSz5gjXQ0w

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We have some friends & the husband is from the US & when they did the immigration stuff, had to sign a paper saying they would not use Medicaid & she was pregnant. I guess this is why some people have sponsors because they vouch they can help for medical, etc. Stuff may have changed since our friends had to sign a form.

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We have some friends & the husband is from the US & when they did the immigration stuff, had to sign a paper saying they would not use Medicaid & she was pregnant. I guess this is why some people have sponsors because they vouch they can help for medical, etc. Stuff may have changed since our friends had to sign a form.

Nothing has changed.

People assume that the I-864 forbids all forms of Medicaid. It does not.

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Try and find doctor that would accept a payment plan. For all prenatal care, it shouldnt cost more than 2,000 if you shop wisely.

Also, in November you should be able to buy insurance through obamacare.

That in case you cannot get Medicaid. Just remember, if you had a cosponsor, they will take him/her into account as well.


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That in case you cannot get Medicaid. Just remember, if you had a cosponsor, they will take him/her into account as well.

No, they will not take the I-864 sponsors into account. They didn't when my green card brother got emergency Medicaid (not an I-864 means tested benefit).

Please provide information that applying for prenatal Medicaid requires taking the I-864 sponsors into account.

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OP, assuming you are residence is in WA State I suggest looking at the following site:

http://www.hca.wa.gov/medicaid/firststeps/Pages/index.aspx

I found it quite interesting the 40% of US birth is financed by Medicaid.

http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Population/Pregnant-Women/Pregnant-Women.html

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Hi,

A green card holder is eligible for Medicaid prenatal care. It is not a means tested benefit subject to the I-864.

Leave your opinions out of this. There is a baby involved. A US citizen baby when born. The law allows her to receive Medicaid prenatal care without risk to her immigration status.

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/newly-pregnant-lpr--will-the-sponsors-who-signed-m-1878203.html

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=5myPVfXcNYLLogTgoKOYDQ&url=http://healthconsumer.org/Medi-CalOverview2008Ch14.pdf&ved=0CDsQFjAI&usg=AFQjCNHaJ0R1BGVC_EzFklePqqi6Q4WGcQ&sig2=UnHh3t4axBDYtSz5gjXQ0w

aaron2020 Thank you! There are so many negative opinions and judgements on here sometimes, so it is nice to read your helpful positive comments.

I called an immigration office and they also said that I am able to get prenatal care through medicaid, because it is for the baby not me.

Also, thank you for the links.

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OP, assuming you are residence is in WA State I suggest looking at the following site:

http://www.hca.wa.gov/medicaid/firststeps/Pages/index.aspx

I found it quite interesting the 40% of US birth is financed by Medicaid.

http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Population/Pregnant-Women/Pregnant-Women.html

I'm still shocked that you have to pay for birth in this country!!! It should be covered 100%.

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