Q&A: Medical Insurance

If you are entering into pregnancy without medical insurance, you'll want to read on for valuable and helpful information.

Q. What can I do if I don't have medical insurance?

A. Several programs help uninsured pregnant women get health care, including Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and Healthy Start. The U.S. government's WIC program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) provides food and nutritional assistance to low-income mothers. And most hospitals set aside funding to provide free care for needy individuals. Check with your doctor, a local hospital billing department, or your state's department of public health.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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