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15 October

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Category: Advocacy, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White According to the CDC, nearly one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latino individuals, and yet Latino people make up only 3% of those receiving PrEP, the pill to prevent HIV, according to the CDC’s current estimates. Launched in 2009, Greater Than AIDS is an organization…

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15 October

WATCH: Who gets hurts the most under the new proposal limiting health care for legal, taxpaying immigrants? Harris County taxpayers

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Kevin Nix Many legal immigrants in Houston – those in the U.S. legally, who play by the rules, have jobs and pay taxes – work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. For decades, they have been able under “public charge” policies to utilize health insurance programs like Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug…

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09 October

Obamacare Enrollment for 2019 is approaching: What’s changed and what’s new

Category: Public Affairs

By Barrett White Are you ready to sign up for health insurance made possible by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment begins on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The period will be 45 days, leaving you with little time to decide on your healthcare…

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08 October

These immigrants are legal. It’s unbelievable that they are being penalized for this basic human need

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

This op-ed originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on October 5, 2018. By Katy Caldwell Texans, like the rest of America, don’t agree on much these days. But when it comes to the cost of health care, no matter income or political party, many believe it’s too expensive. Like Houston traffic, people just deal with…

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26 September

We Should Protect Health Benefits for Legal Immigrants

Category: Advocacy, Health News, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White Today Legacy announced our opposition to the new proposal limiting legal immigrants’ access to health services. For decades, under “public charge” policies, legal immigrants have been able to utilize Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug benefit since many work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. The proposed change uses these public health…

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06 September

Big Week in Health Care if You Have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition

Category: Health News, Public Affairs

The Affordable Care Act, despite its flaws, has provided millions of Americans who have a pre-existing medical condition like cancer, asthma, or Alzheimer’s insurance coverage. But there’s a question as to whether those insurance protections will continue.

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04 September

Legacy’s CEO Recognized as Outstanding Houston Business Leader in Health Care

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

This year Katy Caldwell, Legacy’s CEO, was named among a select few outstanding leaders in health care.

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15 August

October 12 – 19 is National Health Center Week

Category: Public Affairs, Public Health

The upcoming legislative session is a doozy—and we’re prepared to help our communities through it, no matter the outcome. With Texas going up against the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), it is our most vulnerable communities who stand to be affected the most. It is for that reason that we are committed to treat every person who walks through our doors with open arms and absolutely zero judgment, regardless of ability to pay. We always have, and always will.

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03 July

Big News: CDC Head Evolves on Condoms and Needle Exchange Policy

Category: Advocacy, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs, Public Health

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager Earlier this week, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, came out in favor of condoms and needle exchange policy as a means to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Redfield previously held a longstanding view of abstinence as a means of prevention. “I…

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27 June

It’s National HIV Testing Day. Get Tested. It’s Free.

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs, Public Health

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager Today health care providers and HIV advocacy groups from across the country highlight the importance of HIV testing and prevention nationwide. On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates found in the South. In…

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