Texas Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer parents peace of mind knowing their children can get the routine preventative care they need, when they need it, that keeps them healthy. These programs have been able to secure medical coverage benefits for more than 45 million children. While this progress is encouraging, there … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART I: Texas Medicaid and CHIP Programs
Overview There are 623,000 children without health insurance in Texas. Those who lack insurance coverage typically experience far-worse health status than those insured. Uninsured children in Texas may be able to get low-cost health care from Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or no-cost health care from Children’s Medicaid. Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) has a … Continue reading Connecting Kids to Medical Coverage January Blog Series Announcement
In observance of the new year, all Lone Star Legal Aid offices will be closed Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1. All offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 4 for online and telephone intakes. We wish you a happy new year and look forward to serving our community in 2021.
With at least 4 million Texans having filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in eviction cases as well. Tenants and landlords have been awaiting an update on the federal moratorium on evictions, which was initially set to expire on December 31, 2020. On Monday, Congress passed … Continue reading Eviction Protections Set to Continue into 2021
Linda Calhoun was supporting her three-year-old daughter on her salary from Luby’s, where she has worked for the last 14 years, with no help from the father. With the help of a roommate, Calhoun could pay all of her bills and live in a nice place close to work. However, like so many others, COVID-19 … Continue reading CDC Order Protects Three Year Old and Mother From Eviction