What Is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for people who can't afford medical care for some or all of their medical bills. It covers children, the aged, blind and/or disabled and is available to people with limited incomes.

There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible for Medicaid. If your income is low and you need medical care, you should apply for Medicaid. If you are eligible for the STAR+PLUS program, Medicaid will send payments directly to your health care providers.

How To Join

If you are eligible, go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com to fill out an application form. You will get an enrollment package from the state. Call the STAR+PLUS Helpline at 1-800-964-2777 (TTY 711) if you have questions.