Two Children's Health Plan for Children and Women are closing, according to Texas Children's officials.

Medicine & Wellness

Texas Children’s Hospital shuttering both of its Houston health centers dedicated to serving low-income families

Posted on · The Houston-based hospital system said it is closing its Centers for Children and Women because it “identified an opportunity to create a different paradigm and care model" for the benefit of Texas Children's Health Plan members as well as its other patients.

“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.

inDepth

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.

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