Texas Medicaid is a modern collaboration of doctors, hospitals, and health plans that work together to provide more than 4 million Texans with affordable, high-quality health insurance.
But Medicaid is more than health care coverage—it’s investing in the future of Texas.
It’s investing in local communities to help ensure Texans have the health care they need to lead healthy and active lives.
It’s investing in the health and well-being of Texans, going beyond the doctor’s office and into members’ schools, businesses, and communities. Healthier children can focus more on school, healthier adults have a better chance of achieving their goals, and when older Texans and Texans with disabilities receive the personalized support they need, they can live independently in their own homes and communities.
And—now that Medicaid covers more than half of all babies born in our state—it’s investing in the next generation of Texas parents, teachers, community leaders and more.
Watch now to learn how Medicaid is investing in communities to help ensure a brighter, healthier future for Texas.
“Texas Medicaid Works because I see the positive effects it has on my families and in my community every day.” - Maribell Nadine, RN, Medicaid Service Coordinator
“Texas Medicaid works because it allows the Medicaid health plans the flexibility to be innovative in their local communities with their local physicians and other providers and coming up with creative solutions to the health problems we have.” - Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, President & CEO of Driscoll Health Plan
“Texas Medicaid works because it provides insurance coverage for people who couldn’t afford it. Over half of our pregnant mothers are on Texas Medicaid and it’s made a huge difference because they can get the care early and the complete care that they need throughout pregnancy.” - Dr. Jane Stafford, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
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.