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  • North Texas Family Health Foundation

Making Sure Our Patients Keep Their Texas Medicaid

Throughout the last three years, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allowed families already covered by Medicaid to maintain coverage during the pandemic without having to renew. Such coverage has been critical to family wellness during uncertain times.

That ruling recently expired and as of May 2023, it is estimated that over 500,000 Texas residents, including children, were disenrolled from Medicaid.

Research has shown that families with Medicaid and other health coverage have better access to care than those who are uninsured. Through the Family Health Center’s Case and Application Assistant Navigator, the Family Health Center has been proactively and diligently working throughout the year to make sure our patients didn’t lose coverage, were aware of the rule coming to an end and what actions to take next. In the last 30 days, our navigator has assisted over 250 individuals with coverage from Medicaid, CHIP and the Medicaid for Pregnant women programs.

The Family Health Center Navigator has been an important resource that is not only available to Family Health Center Patients, but to the community as well. Individuals who are not patients of the clinic are encouraged to make an appointment to apply for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


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