Federal Glitch Could Lead to Delays in Children’s Health Coverage: HHSC

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 today. 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.

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