I'm on Florida Medicaid and just had a baby. After giving birth, Medicaid gave my daughter a United Healthcare Medicaid plan by default because that is what I have, even though I specifically asked them to, and filled out the paper for, to add her to StayWell because her current pediatrician that I like doesn't take United. Medicaid told me that I cannot simply just change her to Wellcare immediately, but instead I must wait a month. My newborn daughter must see the doctor sooner for her first after coming home visit because she had jaundice as slow weight gain in the hospital. Unfortunately, I have to wait a month till her WellCare insurance kicks in unless I find a new pediatrician temporarily, or not take my daughter to her 1 week followup doctor appointment as a newborn. When I call Medicaid to insist this is ludicrous, they agree with me but say it's a system problem due to the way their process is set up and no manager can fix it. She must wait 30 days."
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