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AUSTIN -- Families with children who might qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) should apply for children’s coverage through the state to avoid a delay in getting help because of problems with the new federal exchange.

The federal health insurance exchange was scheduled to begin accepting applications Oct. 1. If someone applies through the federal website and is eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, the federal government is supposed to forward the information to the state. However, states recently received word that the federal exchange isn’t yet able to send information to states.

Medicaid and CHIP cover children in families earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $47,100 a year for a family of four. The programs provide comprehensive health coverage for more than 3 million Texas children. Families can apply for Medicaid and CHIP at YourTexasBenefits.com.

The state website, YourTexasBenefits.com, also added a page to help people understand what help they may qualify for and the best place to apply. Users will see the new page after they click on “Apply for benefits” on the home page.
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 15, 2013 4:46am
 
Bob. Be Careful is right.....I do like to twitch the string and watch the knee jerk reaction of the puppets, especially the serious and sensitive ones. I haven't mentioned it often but I do have a good memory. I think I read ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 14, 2013 6:23pm
 
Bob.....Maybe the Tennessee volunteers

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
October 14, 2013 6:07pm
 
Grouch, Volunteers to or for what?

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
October 14, 2013 5:17pm
 
Bob, Get a life. Prairie does this to everyone. His fishing expeditions are well-renown at WCN. He even gets his comments printed in the WCN sometimes as Jim Branum. You are not special. Every man/woman has stand his ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 14, 2013 5:08pm
 
Wait on......and you haven't told me what makes you think that I know you personally. Who knows, maybe we were both volunteers.

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
October 14, 2013 5:02pm
 
Grouch, One does not joust with people using unjust, filthy insinuations. I'm still waiting for you to tell me what I called you in our 'jousting'.

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
October 14, 2013 5:01pm
 
Bob, You obviously have an English comprehension problem. I did not call you ludicrous which means foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing. I did call your statement false and lubricious but even enlightened ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 14, 2013 4:47pm
 
Mr Pritts.....And you don't think that I am jousting with you as I do with everyone on this forum. Most of the people on this site know that I enjoy poking fun at people on both sides of the aisle. I'll rest with the words ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
October 14, 2013 4:12pm
 
Grouch, You're the one who seems to have a self esteem problem. You haven't even caught on to the fact that I'm only jousting with you. BTW, how have you not called someone 'stupid' when you write "... but to ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 14, 2013 3:43pm
 
Bob.....I did not call you stupid......even smart people and tour guides sometime display stupidity. I did not call you an idiot. You seem to have a persecution complex or is it your tendency toward victim hood that causes ... More ›

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