I am a US citizen but I live abroad as a permanent resident in the Philippines. I've been married to a Filipina since early 2016. We've decided to move back to the US since my income in the Philippines is too low to cover our living expenses and my savings have been virtually exhausted.
However, my wife is currently two months pregnant. Right now she's in the middle of waiting for her medical report to come back (it'll be another 2 months for TB sputum analysis) so we can proceed with her visa appointment. If all goes as planned, we hope to be in the US by December, and she would presumably give birth in January. Note: because of my low income and savings, I am planning to rely on my proof of SSS credits to file the I-864W. However, while researching to ask this question, I just read something online at Immihelp that says only my work while we are married can be counted towards this waiver. Is that right?
Anyway, my back to my main question:
I am hoping that someone can give me advice on whether it would be best to proceed with our plans to come back to the US by December and give birth in January. We would probably move back to the state of Georgia, if I can get my old job back, or to Tennessee otherwise.
Would my wife be able to use Obamacare, Emergency Medicare, or other services for her labor if we go back to the US (probably Tennessee/Georgia)? Our goal is to pay the least amount possible while still giving birth in a respectable hospital. In the Philippines they have a nice Hospital called St. Luke's, which is about 10 times cheaper than hospitals in the US, but they will turn you away if you don't have enough money, so that would be a bit concerning if there were any complications and we weren't able to save up enough by then.