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See if you qualify for RightCare and find out how to sign up 

If you qualify for STAR Medicaid, you may qualify for RightCare.

To qualify for STAR, you must:

  • Live in the state of Texas
    • RightCare only serves the 31 counties of the Central Medicaid Rural Service Area (MRSA) region of Texas and the neighboring counties
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident
  • Have no other health insurance
  • Fall within certain income limits as shown in the Income Guidelines chart

Star Income Guidelines

Family Members (Adults & Children) Monthly Family Income Yearly Family Income
1 $1,343 $16,113
2 $1,809 $21,710
3 $2,277 $27,324
4 $2,743 $32,921
5 $3,210 $38,519
6 $3,678 $44,132
7 $4,144 $49,730
8 $4,611 $55,327

Find your family size on the left side of the chart. If your family income is less than the monthly or yearly income shown on the right, you or your child might qualify for Medicaid.

First, sign up for the Medicaid (STAR) program if you haven’t done it yet. Call 2-1-1 and ask about Medicaid (STAR) or enroll online at Your Texas Benefits. You may also enroll at the nearest Medicaid office location.

You will soon be mailed a packet that lets you know which health plans are in your area. To become a RightCare member, follow the steps listed below. If you want to become our member, you can select RightCare on your enrollment form.

 Step 1 Step 2  Step 3
 Under "Health Plan Name" write "RightCare from Scott & White" as your 1st choice for each family member. (See area circled in green below.)   Look through our directory and pick a primary care provider. Write down your 1st and 2nd choices for doctors.  Fill out the rest of the form. Sign and date it, then mail it in using your return envelope.  

If you still have questions, no worries. You can call Medicaid (STAR) directly at 1-800-964-2777 for help, or call RightCare member services.