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.

AHCA Passage Could Put Texas Children at Risk: Health Care Plan Cuts Funding for Children and Their Providers

The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) cautions that today’s passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives could be a bad deal for millions of Texas children and their families.

The latest estimate shows that the House bill reduces federal Medicaid funding by more than $840 billion over 10 years. More than 3 million Texas children–approximately half of our state’s kids–depend on Medicaid to stay healthy.

“Our fear is that Texas kids will be worse off under the new plan than they were before Obamacare was passed,” Stay Wilson, president of the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas, said. “Children’s hospitals must receive the resources they need to provide the specialized, high-quality and comprehensive care that children require.”  (Read More.)

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The Value of Children’s Hospitals

The Importance of Children’s Hospitals

Medicaid Hospital Financing 101

The Importance of Medicaid To Children’s Hospitals

Selected Facts About CHAT Member Hospitals


CHAT represents eight not-for-profit children's hospitals in Texas.
Members are committed to providing specialized and comprehensive medical services for all children in need.

Member Hospitals Map Covenant Children's Cook Children's Dell Children's El Paso Children's Children's Health Children's of San Antonio Texas Children's Driscoll Children's

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