Question: I'm 17, I'll be having my baby late July. As a minor, how can I apply for health insurance for me and my kid? Im currently unemployed and wont be able to work until next year. I also wont be turning 18 until 7 months after my baby is born. Im under my moms health insurance at the moment.
Answer: You can stay on your Mom's insurance and your newborn can be insured independently for about $150/mo with any health insurance company in California. If that rate is unaffordable, Medi-Cal is free if you qualify. Click here for ways to apply for Medi-Cal.