In a tough spot: My pregnancy is a pre existing condition

In a tough spot: My pregnancy is a pre existing condition

On Oct. 11, 2008, I was laid off. On Oct. 13, 2008, I found I was pregnant. No, I wasn't trying. I didn't have health insurance at that moment. I had recently switched birth control (from the shot to the pill) I guess the pill doesn't work too well for me. ANYWAY- I'm married. My husband is considered an "independent contractor" with his job as a locksmith. He gets paid by the job and pays his taxes at the end of the year. He makes at least $3500 a month. I'm receiving unemployment of $339 a week and I currently pay $126 a month for an individual health insurance policy. My insurance company isn't paying for anything related to the pregnancy. I was pregnant when the coverage of this policy began. That is why my pregnancy is being considered a pre existing condition. Yes, since this pregnancy wasn't planned out that's when I applied for health insurance thinking that would help. Oh, and I didn't have coverage within 63 days before this individual plan took affect. I'm aware that if a pregnant woman switches jobs and insurance that her pregnancy cannot be considered a pre existing condition. I've been on unemployment since Nov. 08 and I know I'm nearing the end of my benefits. But, I was told by the Idaho Dept. Of Labor that when that chunk of benefits runs out, I'm eligible to receive around 20 more weeks. I went to the dept. of health and welfare and after quickly flipping through my application, this lady told me we make too much. She said for a household of 3 (the unborn is counted) that the maximum income allowed for Medicaid recipients is around $1900. Is my unemployment benefits considered income? Anyone else here in the same boat? Anyone know of anything I can do to "soften" the blow that will be my hospital bill when my baby is born? P.S. I'm 30 weeks pregnant.
Can someone tell me what flower this is?

Can someone tell me what flower this is?

Mystery Plant

Mystery Plant

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Photos from this week’s adventures in gardening

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