“The lack of health care is very frustrating… for children and adults,” said Dr. Diana Grair. “In some small way, we are able to help them…. At least there’s something for them to kind of hang on to.” January 2018.


In-Depth: Houston ‘Safety Net’ Clinic Relieved After Congress Funds CHIP

Posted on · The Children's Health Insurance Program has now been funded, for 6 more years. But local clinics still face hurdles, to help those who fall through the cracks of America’s health care system.

Doctor and patient.

Houston Matters

Will Congress Renew CHIP Before Texas Funding Runs Out?

Posted on · Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy. Patrick Bresette, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund’s Texas office, joins us to discuss how the CHIP program works, its history, and what hurdles remain to its reauthorization.


Houston Matters

Full Show: Controversy At Furr H.S., And Reauthorizing CHIP (Oct. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn the latest on Furr High School's reassigned principal, Dr. Bertie Simmons, who's under scrutiny for her administrative practices. We learn about the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program. And we meet Brazilian artist Tony Paraná.

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