I was served a citation today for myself and my children’s father to establish paternity and pay child support because I get Medicaid. My children’s father and I have an out of court agreement, meaning not court ordered, of an amount he pays me each month. I do not need my kids father to go on child support. I want to just stop the Medicaid so this case can be closed and I will look for private insurance. Is that possible?
The Medicaid the children have received far outweighs what he has or will pay. The children have received a benefit at tax payer expense and the State is trying to collect a fraction of that back from the father. You risking your children's health by removing them from Medicaid without other health insurance in place will not likely have any effect on the litigation, because then State is owed back support. That may include and food stamps, Medicaid, TANF or other benefits. While there is more of a social safety net for children than for others--people die for lack of health insurance especially in states such as Texas where the governor has rejected federal money to help the poor gain access to health care. I know of a young man who needed a heart pump to live, and the hospital was quite frank that if he had not had health insurance they would have made him comfortable while they watched him die. No man is worth that.
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