Children’s Health in the News

  • Why parents are struggling to find mental health care for their children. (PBS News Hour, 05/07/2019) Read Article.
  • Health Affairs’ May Issue: Social determinants, children and more. (Health Affairs, 05/06/2019) Read Article.
  • Texas ranked 49th in the country for children’s health care. (D CEO Healthcare, 05/03/2019) Read Article.
  • Study: Texas rate of uninsured children double national average. (Houston Chronicle, 05/02/2019) Read Article.
  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, testifies before the House Appropriations Committee. (02/11/2019) Watch Video.
  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee. (02/06/2019) Watch Video.
  • Texas must fund our children’s hospitals. (Houston Chronicle, 02/05/2019) Read Article.
  • Lives of most vulnerable are at stake. (San Antonio Express News, 02/03/2019) Read Article.
  • Please, Legislature: Give Texas children’s hospitals the money they need. (Corpus Christi Caller, 01/30/2019) Read Article.
  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, discusses how children’s hospitals in Texas are facing a crisis. (Spectrum News, 01/29/2019) Watch Video.
  • Texas must ensure funding for children’s hospitals. (El Paso Times, 01/25/2019) Read Article.
  • Report: America’s military readiness and the essential role of Medicaid. ( (11/14/2018) Read Report.
  • Fewer Texas children are uninsured, but some fear the momentum could be lost. (Dallas Morning News, 06/18/2018) Read Article.
  • Texans want the State to spend their money on health care and expand Medicaid, poll says. (Dallas Morning News, 06/16/2018) Read Article.
  • Poll: Majority of  Texans support expanding Medicaid. (Austin American-Statesman, 06/14/2018) Read Article.
  • Why Texas’ new effort to fight maternal mortality with checklists is a smart idea. (Dallas Morning News, 06/14/2018) Read Article.
  • CHAT President, Stacy Wilson, discusses how the Texas budget affects children’s health care and hospitals during an interview with Center for Public Policy Priorities. (@bettertexas Facebook video, 06/07/2018) Watch Video.
  • Texas pays companies billions for ‘sham networks’ of doctors. (Dallas Morning News, 06/04/2018) Read Article.
  • As patients suffer, companies profit. (Dallas Morning News, 06/04/2018) Read Article.
  • What is Medicaid? (Dallas Morning News, 06/03/2018) Read Article.
  • Dell Children’s opening new mental health unit. (KVUE News, 05/17/2018) Read Article.
  • Texas Children’s to recoup tens of millions under judge’s ruling. (Houston Chronicle, 05/05/2018) Read Article.
  • Texas leads new lawsuit to effectively repeal Obamacare. (Houston Chronicle, 02/27/2018) Read Article.
  • Can telemedicine be both cost-effective and high quality? (US News and World Report, 02/27/2018) Read Article.
  • 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, 07/27/2018) Watch Video at 17:45 minute mark.
  • After surgery in the womb, a baby kicks up hope. (The New York Times, 01/15/2018) 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.
  • CHAT President speaks on GOP health care bill and why it’s a bad deal for Texas kids. (Capital Tonight, 05/08/17) Watch End of Video Interview.
  • Medicaid helps schools help children. (, 04/18/2017). Read Report.


  • Texans Care for Children on Early Childhood Intervention. Read More
  • The Annual Report and Data Book is an overview of the Department of Family and Protective Services programs, services, performance, and accomplishments, and a comprehensive statistical resource for the fiscal year beginning September 1st through August 31st.  Learn More.
  • America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-being, 2018 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.

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