Current Budgets Would Place Texas Medicaid and CHIP in Critical Condition

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April 8, 2011

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Texas Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide vital health care and life-saving supports for some of our poorest and most vulnerable.

In part two in a five-part primer series on health care, we give Texas Medicaid and CHIP a check up, including a prescription for keeping these vital services strong and healthy.

Five-part primer series:

Part One: What Is a Health Insurance Exchange?

Part Three: Designing a Health Insurance Exchange: The Right Choices for Texas

Part Four: Budget Bills Short on Health Care for Texans

Part Five: Threats to Health Care: Attacks on Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and Health Reform and Austin and Washington