Children’s Health in the News

  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, Discusses the possible effects of repealing and/or replacing the health care bill may have on children who rely on Medicaid. (@SpecNewsATX, 07/27/2017) Watch Video at 17:45 minute mark.
  • Commentary: Bill Ending Medicaid Guarantees Put Children in Jeopardy (, 07/04/17) Read Article.
  • The Forgotten Medicaid Recipients (Houston Chronicle, 07/03/17) Read Article.
  • Texas is Eyeing Big Medicaid Cuts. Here’s Why It Matters to Texas Families (The Texas Tribune, 06/21/17) Read Article.
  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, Discusses the Importance of Federal Funding for Children’s Health Care In Texas (, 06/15/17) Watch Interview.
  • How Waiting Lists for Dallas Doctors Compare to Other U.S. Metro Areas (Dallas Morning News, 06/15/17) Read Article.
  • Study: House ObamaCare Bill Cuts $43B in Medicaid Funds for Children (The Hill, 05/18/17)  Read Article.
  • CHAT President Speaks on GOP Health Care Bill and Why It’s a Bad Deal for Texas Kids (Capital Tonight, 05/08/17) Watch Interview (at end of video).
  • Nurses and Hospitals (Houston Chronicle, 05/04/17) Read Article (in middle of page).
  • Here’s what the GOP Health Care Plan Means to Texans (, 05/05/2017) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Letter to Congress and The White House From the Nation’s Children’s Hospitals
  • 3-D Mapping Makes Sure Girl’s Heart Doesn’t Skip A Beat (Spectrum News, 04/17/2017) Read Article.
  • Legislature Should Preserve Medicaid for Children and Families (Fort-Worth Star Telegram, 04/14/2017) Read Article.
  • Texans Show Support of Child Abuse Prevention (Gainsville Daily Register, 04/07/2017) Read Article.
  • What Do You Do When You Think You or Someone Else Might Hurt Your Child? (, 03/31/2017) Read Article.
  • Texas Families – Especially Texas Children – Need a Healthy Medicaid Program (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 03/09/2017) Read Article.
  • Testing Crucial in Reducing STD Rates (, 02/28/2017) Read Article.
  • Texting and Driving in Texas Needs to Stop (,  02/28/2017) Read Article.
  • Pressure on GOP to Revamp Health Law Grows, Along With Rifts (U.S. News & World Report, 02/27/2017) Read Article.
  • A Divided White House Still Offers Little Guidance on Replacing Obamacare (The Washington Post, 02/26/2017) Read Article.
  • Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal (, 02/26/2017) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Smoky Haze: Curb Youth Tobacco Use to Lower Future Healthcare Costs (Houston Chronicle, 02/24/2017) Read Article.
  • Protecting Health: A Misguided Anti-Vaccine Movement Puts the Medically Vulnerable Among Us at Risk (Houston Chronicle, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Legislature Must Not Cut Health Care Now (Beaumont Enterprise, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Republican-Led States Push to Reshape Their Medicaid Program (The Wall Street Journal, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Budget Writer Says Rainy Day Fund Must Be on the Table (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • CPS Foster Care Overhaul Bill Advances to Full Senate (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 02/22/2017) Read Article.


  • Texans Care for Children on Early Childhood Intervention. Read More
  • The Annual Report and Data Book is an overview of the department’s programs, services, performance, and accomplishments, and a comprehensive statistical resource of Department of Family and Protective Services for the fiscal year beginning September 1st through August 31st.  Learn More.
  • America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-being, 2016 is the 17th of a compendium of indicators depicting important aspects of children’s lives, drawn from statistics reported to 23 federal agencies. Learn More.
  • Children’s Health Coverage Rate Now at Historic High of 95 Percent.  Learn More.

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