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Low Income Mothers

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There’s aid available, but the system can be tough to navigate. Here’s what parents need to know.
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The state is supposed to help families afford child care. But few qualify for help, and most of those who do are not being served.
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The aid reaches only a small fraction of families who need it — and providers, who aren’t paid enough to cover their costs, remain stretched to the limit.
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A key group of Texas representatives considered a proposal Tuesday that would lengthen health insurance coverage for low-income mothers.


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