The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is designed for Texas families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance for their children. CHIP coverage provides eligible children with coverage for a full range of health services including regular checkups, immunizations, prescription drugs, lab tests, X-rays, hospital visits and more. Many other states have comparable programs.
For more information, visit: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/chip/index.html
In 2006 the number of uninsured children reached 8.7 million. The number of uninsured rose the highest in the South at 19% from the previous year. Source: US Census Bureau 8/28/07 Press Release