Through the STAR Kids program, Medicaid managed care provides specialized services and coordination for Texas children with complex medical needs, who often required highly trained care in the home and sophisticated medical equipment. The program partners with doctors and the medical community to better coordinate care and services for these children and their families - coordination that was was not possible in the old fragmented fee-for-service system.
In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the coastal shores of Texas and its floodwaters devastated the City of Houston. Families, homes, and lives were destroyed by the storm. Nurses and staff at Texas Medicaid plans like UnitedHealthcare stepped up and worked around the clock to reach Texans stuck in their homes to provide emotional support, get them the medical care they needed, and even coordinate rescues. Texas Medicaid was a lifeline for Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Watch now to see how UnitedHealthcare delivered emotional and physical support for Texans during and after this historic storm.