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This is in response to the letter of last week from R.M Hall regarding the child that did not have access to medical care because Texas had not expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA. Why wasn't the child covered under CHIP? According to the CHIP Medicaid website, this existing program covers children 18 and under for no more than $50 per year, per family, and in some cases, costs nothing at all. Did this incident happen years ago before CHIP was available? If not, why wasn't the grandparent made aware of the program?

Bob Schaefer