More than 1 in 5 uninsured children nationwide live in Texas which is about 835,000 kids — by far the highest number of any state. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Connecting Texas Kids to Medical Coverage Unit helps parents get health care benefits for kids in Texas. 

Various factors, including immigration status, contribute to families knowingly avoiding federal benefit programs. For some parents, the challenge is simply that they are unaware that the programs exist. 

The Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Unit at Lone Star Legal Aid is dedicated to helping parents get their children the medical coverage they need by guiding them through the enrollment process. Both CHIP and Medicaid offer low-cost or free health insurance for kids and teens.  Both programs also offer benefits to US Citizen children, regardless of their parents’ immigration status. 

Lone Star Legal Aid can help qualified applicants apply for Children’s Medicaid or CHIP benefits. Lone Star Legal Aid can enroll on your behalf, monitor the progress of your application, and notify you when a decision has been made. LSLA can also help to re-certify your application when it is time for your renewal. In some circumstances LSLA may provide legal representation in your appeal process should your application be denied. Lone Star Legal Aid is a free service and you are never charged for any assistance that we provide. 

Catch us on the People’s News on KPFT Radio 90.1 here starting at 27:00.

 Lone Star Legal Aid’s Public Benefits Unit attorneys discussed the recent extension of the Affordable Care Act special enrollment period to August 15, 2021. Watch the video here starting at 27:00.


If you or someone you know requires assistance obtaining medical benefits for your child(ren), you can apply for free legal services by calling 1-800-733-8394 or by visiting our website at 

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at 

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