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Baby Health Insurance California Question & Answers

2013 October 11
by Sarah Fields

Mary asks…

Free baby formula in Orange County, CA?

I am going through rough times right now– my baby‘s father was supporting me and the baby while I go to college, but now he is in jail for hitting me, so I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere in Orange county, ca where I could get free formula for my baby. I am on WIC, but they do not give me enough. I have tried a couple of churches, but they only have food, not formula. Please help me find somewhere!!!

Sarah Fields answers:

Try giving this place a call:
2-1-1 Orange County – Help Starts Here

2-1-1 Orange County, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides a comprehensive information and referral system that links Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as the provider of this nationally recognized service, 2-1-1 Orange County makes the system available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the 3,000,000 residents of this community. Callers seeking assistance dial toll free 2-1-1 and are connected with certified, multi-lingual Information and Referral (I&R) Specialists who utilize a robust database to provide information on services such as:

Food
Shelter/Housing Resources
Prenatal care
Workforce development
Government assistance programs
Equipment resources for older adults
Access to health insurance programs, especially for the uninsured or under-insured
Urgent care, medical, dental and vision services
Prevention and safety services
Substance abuse assessment and treatment programs
Child development assessment services
Early detection and treatment programs
Disaster Response, including volunteer screening and charitable contributions options, during natural and manmade emergencies.Support group connection
Parks, recreation & other municipal departments

Helen asks…

Why do conservatives love to mock and demonize the poor and people on SNAP AKA as food stamps?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides financial assistance for food purchasing to low- and no-income people and families living in the U.S.

Sarah Fields answers:

Because these our some of the same group of people who cheered if a person doesn’t have health insurance for a serious illness, let him die. They also boo a gay soldier serving in Iraq. Conservatives claimed to have Christian values but they don’t want the talk. Many still believe in the myth or racial stereotype of their racist idol, Ronald Reagan, of the black welfare queen. In reality more white people receive foods stamps. Many also believe that blacks and Latinos commit more crime and are lazy. I am sure Fox News re-enforce these racial stereotypes too on a daily basis. There are a lot of Military families who need food stamps too. %

The most recent Department of Agriculture report on the general characteristics of the SNAP program’s beneficiaries says that in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010:
47 percent of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
8 percent were age 60 or older.
41 percent lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”
The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
36 percent were white (non-Hispanic), 22 percent were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10 percent were Hispanic (Table A.21).

Updated: According to the Associated Press, 49 percent of food stamp recipients are white, 26 percent are African American, and 20 percent are Hispanic.

Octuplets’ Mom: Can She Afford to Raise 14 Kids? – Angela Suleman Who is white
[Jan 30, 2009] The California woman who gave birth to octuplets on Monday, although once married, apparently had all 14 of her kids out of wedlock by artificial means — and various public records raise questions about the family’s ability to support them.

Http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/story?id=6774471&page=1#.TyR8QMVPsR8

Octuplets’ Mom Is Receiving Food Stamps – Babies, Nadya …
Octuplets’ Mom Is Receiving Food Stamps. … Her publicist admitted to PEOPLE that the mother of octuplets gets $490 a month in food stamps and …
Www.people.com/people/article/0,,20258069,00.html

Ruth asks…

would my wife lose her insurance if i put her in a low income housing with me and our son?

we both are 20 and a 4 week baby and she and him are on her parents insurance in california

Sarah Fields answers:

No but she will not be eligible for government insurance, since her parents pay for it it does have to be reported however, or if you pay it on their policy. HUD is over all housing program and it is a different department than health.

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