After working with our sister organizations across the state to successfully pass the restoration of CHIP in the 2007 legislature, member congregations worked to sign up their congregants. In cooperation with the Seton Healthcare Network, Dolores, San Jose , Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. James, Sacred Heart, Santa Barbara , and St. Ignatius provided assistance with applications to their members.
This is the signature accomplishment of the Legislative Session. The congregations of Austin Interfaith and the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation have been credited with playing a key role in working with the Lt. Governor to pass legislation that would add 127,500 children to the Childrens Health Insurance Program. (approximately $70,000,000 new dollars) This was the work of countless visits to the Capitol and 4 press conferences. The Lt. Governor has guaranteed that all eligible children will be covered, so it will be up to us to begin enrolling new children through our congregations and schools.