As an association representing comprehensive children’s hospitals that save children’s lives every day, we acknowledge that there are no words to adequately express our sorrow and grief for the tragic loss of so many lives, especially children’s lives, in Uvalde this week.
We know that parents are supporting their children as they try to understand this tragedy. We want you to know that mental health resources are available at our hospitals and healthcare systems, and they are ready to support both parents and children. Visit CHATexas.com to link to our member hospitals across the state.
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Stacy E. Wilson
Published 2:00 p.m. CT April 28, 2022
April is Medicaid Awareness Month—a time dedicated to highlighting the vital program that provides health coverage to approximately half of the 8 million children living in Texas. Medicaid is critical not only to these children and their families but also to Texas’ comprehensive children’s hospitals, as 42.5% of Medicaid enrollees are children. In Nueces County alone, more than 50,000 children under the age 21 are enrolled in Medicaid.