Going back to school can be an exciting time for children, but it can also be stressful for parents because of the financial burden that comes along with it. Buying school supplies, backpacks, and clothing for kids can get expensive for families, especially those who require assistance from Medicaid in order to cover their children's healthcare needs.
That's why BlueCross BlueShield of Texas went to Austin on August 1 to give away over 200 backpacks to Medicaid members and members of the community in need of critical school supplies.
"We have many resources that we want our families to walk away with - like the importance of being up to date on immunizations and health checks. And then the exciting part is that the kids walk away with a backpack, so they can start their school year this year with a new backpack and school supplies." – Sandy Martinez Nava, Supervisor of Community Outreach, BCBSTX
With Medicaid covering half of babies born in Texas, Medicaid is making a critical investment in our next generation of Texans - children who will grow up to be teachers, moms and dads, scientists, and more.
Medicaid managed care is more than just health care - it’s an investment in the very future of Texas. It’s an investment in health and well-being that goes beyond the doctor’s office—it helps young Texans stay healthy and active so they can focus more time on school.
Like most kids, Katheen Eidson’s’ three children love being active, playing sports and hanging out with their friends. But for Kathleen, keeping her children healthy and out of the hospital is a particularly tough challenge, because all three have been diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. Texas Medicaid stepped in to help provide one-on-one education and support for Kathleen and her children - helping coordinate care and navigate a complex health care system - both in and out of the doctor’s office. Watch now to learn how Texas Medicaid is helping families like the Eidson’s keep diabetes in check and lead healthy, active lives.