Public Charge and Private Dilemmas:
Key Challenges and Best Practices for Fighting the Chilling Effect in Texas, 2017-2019
Between 2016-2019, Texas experienced a drop in enrollment in benefit programs such as Medicaid, CHIP, and others. Public charge and the climate of fear associated with it (and other anti-immigrant policies) are the culprits behind this drop.
CDF-TX created Public Charge and Private Dilemmas – a report that provides best practices and recommendations for Texas’ state government and outreach organizations to navigate the road paved by this administration’s restrictive policies.