PUBLIC BENEFITS: HEALTH CARE ACCESS


The center focuses on health care access, immigrants' access to services, food and nutrition, the state's eligibility and enrollment system, and TANF.

Recent Health Care Access Publications

State Agencies Set Public Hearings on the Future of CHIP (10/22/1998)
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH) are planning a series of hearings to hear public comment on options for creating "Phase II" of Texas' Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Dates have been set for seven hearings, though locations have not been finalized. Due to the short notice, we are providing this incomplete information to you now, so that you can reserve time on your calendars until final location information is available.

Legislative Committees Consider Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (06/19/1998)
The new federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is well underway in many other states. However, despite the availability of $564 million in federal funds and ample state matching funds in fiscal year 1998, Texas has taken only a few small steps toward implementation.

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