2 children out of wedlock 10 yrs ago. 1 child with my husband. Father of first 2 is in jail in another state, has been 3 years now. No support period. I have sole custody, step-dad has raised them in all ways. I stay home to care for the younger child, and do not have any income.We have had them insured on step-dads insurance always. He has a new job, and new insurance. New insurance does not want to cover step-kids(my first 2). So I apply for Medicaid for them only. Medicaid says they need step dads income info. Handbook I read said step-parent income is not used, parents only is. I write a letter to Medicaid case worker. She sates that because we have child #3 together that there is a biological connect in the house, and his income is required. He forbids me to share it as it is against his religious background and values to deal with the system. Im sure he is over the limit anyway. My dilemma is that I can't get them insurance either direction. We all have it, but not my first 2. I have requested an appeal. What can I say or do to get them covered?