Category Archives: Public Affairs

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

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.

Legislative Update: Health care bill, maternal mortality, bathrooms

Legacy’s mission is providing healthy change in diverse communities across Southeast Texas – both inside and outside the exam room. As part of that outside strategy, we care about legislative issues that impact the patients and broader communities we serve. Here are three policy areas we’ll be monitoring and engaging in over the coming weeks.

Senate vote on health care bill postponed. But Harris County health care costs still projected to increase under current proposal.

In a new report on the Senate health care proposal, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates insurance premiums could increase up to 240 percent for some Southeast Texans on marketplace plans.

A Health Care Policy Without a Plan for HIV is Incomplete

American Health Care Act HIV

Last week’s mayhem over new health care legislation, now dead for the time being, highlights how decisions made in Washington impact the lives of people living with HIV. It’s worth looking at the federal role in HIV care in the United States.

Written Testimony Opposing S.B. 6 – The Senate Committee on State Affairs

As a physician, board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, my work focuses on providing primary care for all teenagers and young adults. It is my teenage transgender patients who are at the highest risk for suicide.