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  • News
    November 16, 2022

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a fifth round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer food benefits for Texas families.

    Topics: Health, Food, Children, Benefits

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    Texas Health and Human Services is partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Education Agency to provide school year 2021–2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children.

    Topics: COVID-19, Benefits, Children, Food, Financial

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    P-EBT Summary: Summer P-EBT (June–August 2022) is for families with children (K–12) who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and for families with children born on or after Aug. 1, 2015, who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health

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    CHIP covers children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to buy private insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

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    Most Medicaid services and all Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services are delivered through health plans. If you have Medicaid or CHIP, your health plan makes sure you get the health care services you need.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

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    This page provides information about COVID-19 to Texans receiving HHS services.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health, Mental Health, Reporting, Women, Complaints

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    After you're approved for Medicaid or CHIP, you must pick a health plan. You will have at least two plans to choose from. Your health plan choices depend on where you live (PDF) and the program you're enrolled in.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

  • Pages

    If you're looking for long-term care services and want to know what your options are, , call 2-1-1, , our hotline service for helping you find the services you need. If you have an intellectual or developmental disability or multiple disabilities, a local intellectual and developmental disability authority can help you find the services you need.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

  • Pages

    Pregnant women without health insurance might be able to get free health coverage during their pregnancy through Medicaid for Pregnant Women or the CHIP Perinatal program. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income pregnant women during pregnancy and up to two months after the birth of the baby.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health, Women

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    Medicaid is a healthcare program for low-income people. If you care for a child already getting Medicaid, you might be able to get Medicaid for yourself.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health

  • Pages

    Children's Medicaid is a health care program for children in low-income families. CHIP is a health care program for children whose families earn too much to get Medicaid but cannot afford health insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Financial, Health

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    Medicaid and CHIP offer a variety of programs to provide health care for low-income children and families. Find the right program for your needs.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

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    Texas sponsors two programs to help families pay for insurance: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial

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    Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program can provide health care for low-income children and families and long-term services and supports for people with disabilities and seniors.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

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    CHIP perinatal coverage provides care to unborn children of pregnant women who are not eligible for Medicaid and who have household income up to 202 percent of the federal poverty income level. 

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health, Women