Maintain Medicaid Eligibility for Pregnant Women - 04/20/2018
We are highly cognizant that Texas’ current budget environment will mean the legislature must make painful budget decisions. But those decisions, as you well know, have real short- and long-term impacts on real people. Short-term cuts also may increase Texas’ costs later. With that in mind, it is important to remember that Medicaid and CHIP together serve more than 4 million Texans, people we all know or encounter every day, including hard working, low-income parents and their children as well as people with disabilities and seniors. Without the programs, the vast majority of Medicaid and CHIP patients would be uninsured, thereby depriving them of access to affordable preventive, primary and specialty care.