Arlington schools teamed with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Health Underwriters, local legislators and several other agencies last week try to keep students healthy.
An event to share information about health insurance coverage available for low-income children drew more than 300 families on Jan. 23 to four Arlington school campuses. Of those, 287 families with a total of 726 were able to complete applications for the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or children's Medicaid.
Many families eligible for CHIP don't get it because they don't know they qualify or don't know what paperwork is involved, according to the Tarrant County CHIP Coalition. The coalition will hold more sign-ups on Feb. 27 at Fiesta food stores.