Umm… Wait… Huh?

So I’m reading my message boards on the babycenter community and I run across this little… Gem. Tell me if this makes sense to you… Someone is trying to have a baby. Does not have insurance. Would not be covered under the potential baby daddy (not husband) and is expecting… wait for it… GOVERNMENT INSURANCE to cover her baby.


NO, that’s so back asswards it’s not even funny! You don’t try for a baby and THEN get insurance! You get your shit together, settle down with someone and THEN try! Now don’t get me wrong, if you’re not married and you want to have a baby, I’m not judging. Me and Juan technically were not married (or engaged) when we started trying. BUT, here’s the thing, being ready for a baby isn’t just a thought you have. It’s not a wake-up-one-day-and-decide-today’s-the-day-I’m-ready kind of thing. It’s a prepare-your-LIFE-your-BODY-and-your-RELATIONSHIP-to-bring-forth-a-human-being kind of thing.

That means you GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! If your job will not cover insurance, and you can’t afford to buy some, it is not right to make the taxpayer pick up the tab just because you have baby fever.

Seriously though, who tries to have a baby and plans on WELFARE?! Stupid people these days.

PS I hope the right person reads this.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jess
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 23:28:02

    I think I commented on this very same topic, but decided to stay out of it. But my mind was racing with a million angry questions. I’m sorry, but if you don’t even have health insurance for YOURSELF, you should definitely not be trying to bring a baby into this world. Welfare, etc, is there to help those who have babies, yes, but not as a BACKUP PLAN for those PLANNING to get pregnant… hmmm. This just really made me mad. I don’t think they’re truly thinking about the well-being of the potential child here.


    • Jasmine
      May 02, 2010 @ 21:06:11

      I was just so angry at her for being so dumb! I want to shake her and ask her what she’s really thinking. I know that our little group is supposed to be a safe place for those in our age bracket, but that doesn’t mean you can be an idiot and think we’re ok with it. It’s not her backup plan though. It’s plan A. I could see if she was waiting to see if something was going to come through and if it doesn’t she’d go with GA… but as your number 1? No. Unacceptable. She needs to really think of what she’s doing.


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