There are 623,000 children without health insurance in Texas. Those who lack insurance coverage typically experience far-worse health status than those insured.
Available Programs: 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.
Cost: 50 or less covers all your children for one year. Medicaid has no cost while Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is $50 or less for one year of coverage.
Benefits Include: Choice of doctors, check up and office visits, vaccines, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams and glasses, x-rays, lab tests, special health needs, and much more.
Find your family size on the chart below. Follow that row to the right. If your income is less than the monthly income shown in the Medicaid section, your children might get Medicaid. If your income is higher, your children might get CHIP based on the monthly income guidelines in that column. Children of families that earn higher incomes may also qualify in some cases.
|Family Size||Children’s Medicaid||CHIP|
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*The project described is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1Z0-16-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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