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With Vote Cancelled, America’s Health Care Safety Net Stays in Tact. For Now.

HOUSTON –Legacy Community Health, Texas’ largest community health center serving 125,000 patients, heralded the cancellation of the House vote on the American Health Care Act, which would have severely cut Medicaid spending for vulnerable Americans.

“Any day without a vote on the latest version of the House bill is a good day,” said Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell. “The bill would have shredded America’s health care safety net, slashed insurance for our core patient population in Texas, and disrupted the community health center model. We’re hopeful a more humane and reasonable approach to health care will see the light of day, one that actually has public support behind it.”

Legacy Community Health is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive care to over 125,000 patients regardless of their ability to pay. The agency, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, provides adult primary care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, behavioral health, HIV/AIDS care, dental and vision.