Low income prenatal/maternity care in Las Vegas.
February 10, 2014 7:05 PM Subscribe
What resources/services are available to a woman living in Las Vegas, who is about 8 months pregnant, uninsured, unemployed, and broke?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She has been working in an under-the-table capacity (call it a very old profession) for a number of years, but because of her pregnancy, she is not currently able to work. Because of the nature of her work, she doesn't have much in the way of a documented income history.
She qualifies for and is in the process of signing up for Medicaid, but that has a 45-60 day lag right now. She will most likely deliver before she's fully enrolled (her due date is in late March).
I would like to help her in any way that I can, but I'm not in Nevada, and I don't know anything about these sorts of resources there (or in my own state, to be honest).
I'm looking for pointers to:
- Any techniques to get Medicaid to become effective faster. Late-stage pregnancy seems like the kind of thing that there should be an exception for, no? Is there someone she (or I) can talk to that has the ability to expedite the process?
- Insurance that can kick in immediately that will cover pre-natal and maternity costs, if such a thing exists. Assume that there are people who care about her who can collectively pay for a few months of such coverage if it's not obscenely expensive.
- Free clinics, etc. where she can at least get some pre-natal care.
- Any other resources that would be appropriate for her situation.