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Medicaid vs. CHIP: What’s the Difference?

Both Medicaid and CHIP (children’s health insurance program) are government programs designed to help working families without the means to obtain health and dental insurance to get the care they need at affordable prices.  Medicaid is generally available to families who earn $20,000 per year or less, and CHIP is available to families who cannot afford private health insurance, but who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid assistance.  These federal and state programs provide both medical and dental care because dental care is just as important for a person’s overall health and well-being.  Summit Dental Center in Houston, Texas is a top pediatric and family full service dental office that has taken care of Houston area families for many years.  Our team of licensed dentists, hygienists, and professional staff have one goal:  to make sure your child has the best care possible to give them a great smile and to provide a healthy start to life.