I'm four months pregnant, and even though my husband and I both have full-time jobs, they're for small, family-owned companies who not only don't pay very much, but don't offer any health insurance. My parents are helping us out with paying for prenatal care (my OBGYN doesn't accept Medicaid, and neither do any of the others who have admitting privileges at the only hospital I feel comfortable giving birth in), and about half of the total amount due has already been paid (we have 10 weeks to pay the rest, and thanks to my parents' involvement, it looks like it will probably happen a little sooner than that). However, they're not made of money, either, and even though they were able to pitch in for the prenatal care, the hospital bills (especially in the event that, God forbid, there are complications that involve the baby having to stay in the NICU and whatnot) are a little steep for them.
My concern is, since my doctor doesn't accept Medicaid, could he choose to drop me as a patient? The hospital is fine with accepting Medicaid patients, so I'm not worried about them, but doesn't the doctor get paid for actually delivering the baby in addition to providing care throughout the pregnancy?
Thanks to anyone who can help answer my question.