Who does Medicaid cover?

Texas Medicaid helps one in seven — or more than 4 million — Texans receive the care and support they need to get healthy, stay healthy, and live the fullest lives possible.


Military veterans


Pregnant women


Parents of children on Medicaid


Of Texas births are under Medicaid


Older Texans and Texans with disabilities



Hear their stories:

Children account for more than 70% of the Texas Medicaid population

The focus for most children is on preventive care, like well-checks and immunizations, to ensure a bright future for these young Texans.

Medicaid covers 1 in 3 Texans with disabilities

Medicaid coverage for these Texans includes essential long-term care and support that helps them remain independent in their community and homes.

More than 30,000 children in foster care

Texas Medicaid ensures seamless health care tailored to meet the complex needs of these children, including access to trauma specialists and other doctors with special training.

Medicaid covers more than 50% of Texas births

More expectant moms are receiving prenatal care and education — and receiving it earlier, helping Texas mothers deliver healthier babies.

60% of long-term care spending is in the home and community

Through Texas Medicaid, older and disabled Texans have better care coordination and increased access to home health care, so they can remain in the community and live independently at home instead of an institution or nursing home.

1 in 4 Texas Medicare recipients

1 in 4 Texas Medicare recipients also depend on Medicaid for long-term care – services not covered by Medicare. These vital services allow older Texans to receive care in their own homes and communities.

Medicaid covers 1 in 7 Texans

Medicaid improves our communities by helping Texans get healthy and stay healthy – ensuring they can be active members of their local community.

Texas Medicaid covers 6 in 10 nursing home residents

Nursing home care is expensive. Without Medicaid, reliable, long-term care would simply be out of reach and too expensive for many older Texans.

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