Public Affairs

Both inside and outside the halls of government, Legacy’s public affairs practice moves public policy to improve the lives of the patients and communities we serve. Along the way, we – with the rest of the nation’s large community health centers – save the American health care system $24 billion each year.

Our 2017 issue advocacy portfolio is made up of five core areas:  the Affordable Care Act, childhood literacy, HIV, LGBT, and autism . We take our advocacy to multiple stakeholders across Texas and in Washington through high-impact lobbying and communications campaigns.

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September

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

By India Ogazi This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive. The reports says: Sixty-one percent of Texans pay more out-of-pocket for health care versus two years ago – more than any other state More than 6…

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September

People need to take the Graham-Cassidy bill seriously

By James Lee, Public Affairs Associate Earlier this week, another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Graham-Cassidy bill decimates Medicaid, which millions of pregnant women, children, elderly, and the disabled rely on for their health needs. The bill would also allow health insurers to charge people higher premiums…

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