Sharing a border with Mexico, Texas is one of the largest U.S. states featuring several major cities, large ranches, and rugged plains. This state has more farmland, heads of cattle, and wool produced than any other state. With its well-known cuisines (barbeque and Tex-Mex), cowboy fashions, and live music concerts, Texas offers residents an American southwestern experience. NYU Langone Dental Medicine's health center affiliate, Heart of Texas Community Health Center, is a major Medicaid provider in McLennan County serving primarily children and pregnant women. In 2019, 13.6% of people in Texas had incomes below the poverty line ($25,926 for a family of four) and 33.7% of people under age 65 and below 138% of the poverty line did not have health insurance. NYU Langone Dental Medicine and its health center affiliates help to ensure equitable and affordable dental care while enhancing and honing the skills of postdoctoral dental practitioners.
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