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Connecting Texas Kids to Medical Coverage Blog Series Part III: Medicaid Expansion Affecting Uninsured Children in Texas

Texas is one of the 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid, leaving 21.5% of children uninsured. About 50% of uninsured children reside in six states in the United States, with Texas taking the lead.  Lone Star Legal Aid’s Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Program (CTKC) legally assists low-income families when applying their kids for … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Medical Coverage Blog Series Part III: Medicaid Expansion Affecting Uninsured Children in Texas

New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2021) -- Residents of Northeast Houston are calling on the company responsible for decades of creosote contamination in their community to move them out of harm’s way after the state of Texas found high numbers of childhood cancers. The Department of State Health Services' findings come 13 months after it identified 10 … Continue reading New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

Lone Star Legal Aid Launches New Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network Website

Houston, TX – Lone Star Legal Aid is excited to announce the launch of the new Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network website (“Network”). The fresh face website features new functions for both partners and survivors, and a more user-friendly interface for the dashboard. In addition to the upgrades being made to the existing features, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Launches New Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network Website

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART II: Services LSLA Offers During Benefits Application or Renewal

In the previous blog on Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage (CTKC), we informed you on what health insurance benefits are available for children and how having these benefits are vital to a child’s health. Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are two programs our CTKC unit at Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) can … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART II: Services LSLA Offers During Benefits Application or Renewal