MY son was born out of wedlock. The mother is a student and does not earn any money. She has been using medicaid and other public assistance to get by. Although the father is around and willing/capable of paying for healthcare for the child. For the mother it is a no brainer she can use medicaid. However, is it a scam on the government to be using child medicaid when the father could easily afford it? Will this be brought with charges if caught?