Under health reform, Medicaid will serve as the base of coverage for the low‐income population and will be expanded to a national eligibility floor of 133% FPL in 2014. This expansion in Medicaid will provide a new coverage option for millions of currently uninsured adults, particularly adults without dependent children. Today there is significant variation across groups and states in their Medicaid and CHIP eligibility levels. As such the Medicaid expansion will have differential impacts across groups and states. This fact sheet provides an overview of Medicaid, CHIP, and state‐funded coverage eligibility levels for non‐disabled children and adults today and how this coverage will be impacted by reform.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)
Information provided by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Publication Number: 7993-02
Publish Date: 2011-02-16
We Love Animals
Lou Bailey, Director of Alumni Relations and Planned Giving at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, sent us this adorable photo of her rat terrier, Roo...complete with reading glasses! http://www.sstx.org
Dixie Neeley, the Founder of the Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary in Bulverde, rescued this off-the-track thoroughbred from a boys ranch. Malt & Jam was starved and had a broken shoulder. The picture was taken last summer - he is totally healed and healthy! http://www.triplememac.org
The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary recently became home to two tiny American black bear cubs, one male and one female, who were found abandoned in their wild Alaska. These two were young, helpless, and unable to survive on their own. As such, they were transported to their new forever home in Texas. At IEAS, they will have 1.5 acres of forest, meadow, and grass to thrive in. With the help of Emotional Enrichment, they will learn to find security and trust in their new family. IEAS staff is eager and excited to make the lives of these cubs as amazing as possible, and they can't wait to watch them live like wild bears in a safe, caring environment!