All Children Need Children’s Hospitals
Children’s hospitals are unique resources that benefit all children through clinical care, research, pediatric medical education and advocacy. Children’s hospitals serve children from all across Texas and provide specialized care for the most severe and complex medical problems.
The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) is a non-profit association whose mission is to advance children’s health and well-being by advocating for policies and funding that promote children’s access to high-quality, comprehensive health care.
More than 30 million children – 40 percent of all U.S. kids – rely on Medicaid for their health coverage and access to care. Tell your U.S. House representative to keep Medicaid strong for kids!
Additional Stats and Info
Over 7 million children live in Texas, and more than 3 million of them are enrolled in Medicaid. Medicaid provides vital, age-appropriate preventive care for children to ensure that they get off to a good start. Medicaid also helps families with children who have medically complex conditions. Medicaid is the largest payer for health care provided by children’s hospitals. Consequently, as the federal and state governments discuss major revisions to the Medicaid program, those changes will disproportionately impact children and the providers that serve them. The op-ed below helps explain the importance of Medicaid to CHAT members.