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

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

Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Advocacy at Lone Star Legal Aid

Overview Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) aims to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the millions of Texans living in poverty. Our advocacy efforts go beyond the courtroom. Every January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This year, LSLA joins the awareness effort by educating the community on their rights as … Continue reading Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Advocacy at Lone Star Legal Aid

COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check

With the recent passage of an additional, second stimulus check, Americans are wondering when they will get their payments. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) prepared answers to the most common stimulus-related questions they are receiving. What is the stimulus? Stimulus payments, also called Recovery Rebate or Economic Impact credits, allow eligible … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART I: Texas Medicaid and CHIP Programs

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