Category Archives: Advocacy

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

Una nota a todos los pacientes de Legacy sobre Obamacare

Legacy continuará proporcionando el cuidado de la salud a todos los que lo necesitan, independientemente de su capacidad de pago.

Obamacare Saves Life of Legacy Patient with Breast Cancer

A good read on the benefits – and future of the Affordable Care Act — from the Houston Chronicle This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on January 24, 2017 “Beverly Bryant believes the ACA [Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare] saved her life. The 64-year-old worked for two decades for the plant company …

What Does “Driving Healthy Change in Our Communities” Look Like?

Both in and out of the exam room, Legacy Community Health had an impact on our patients and communities we served in the last year.

Good news in the fight against Zika virus in Texas. From the Governor’s office:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today awarded the State of Texas a $5 million grant for Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) in order to combat the Zika virus. The grant comes as part of the supplemental Zika funding awarded by Congress to increase public health preparedness and response funding to protect Americans from …

Legacy Commemorates Transgender Lives by Lighting Building on Sunday, November 20th

Each year on November 20th, people across the country honor the memory of those who lives were lost in acts of violence on a day known as Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Clinton Introduces Access to Mental Health Care Plan

Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address mental health services earlier this week. The plan focuses on an early diagnosis and intervention, enforcing mental health access regardless of income, and provide training to law enforcement officers on how to handle situations where people are struggling with mental health problems.

A Cure for AIDS is No Longer Unthinkable

The Washington Post has this write up of the 21st Annual AIDS Conference in South Africa this week. Legacy’s leading policy advocate for HIV/AIDS, Venita Ray, is attending the conference. From the Post: Not many years ago, the idea of defeating the resilient virus that causes AIDS was far-fetched. But as 18,000 people gather this …