Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, November 10th, 2003
Texas legislators reduced mental health benefits available under CHIP when they balanced the state's budget in 2003. Perry signed the budget bill, and the mental health services were cut effective September 1, 2003.
Some 5,000 children a month took advantage of the benefits in 2002. CHIP is the state's low-cost health insurance program that serves children from families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
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