Tag Archives: Public Affairs

Legacy Montrose Lights Building in Honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pictured: The Legacy Montrose building lit for Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2017.   By Barrett White Each year on November 20, we observe International Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, Texas saw the murders of Dallas resident Karla Patricia Flores-Pavon and Brandi Seals, who was right here in Houston—and who was identified by the …

Legacy Community Health Kicks Off ACA Enrollment Campaign

Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center in Texas, is launching a radio and digital advertising campaign to enroll Houstonians into the health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment begins November 1 and runs through December 15. Plans, which can now be previewed at healthcare.gov, begin in January 2019. “It’s inevitable …

Administration’s Transgender Proposal Not Based on Medical Science

Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center in Texas, today opposed the Trump Administration’s effort to re-write the way transgender Americans are treated under civil rights law.  The Administration is looking into making the legal definition of sex as a “biological, immutable condition,” thereby cutting transgender people out of civil rights protections. “Stigma and …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

We Should Protect Health Benefits for Legal Immigrants

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 …

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

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.

Telemedicine Expected to Bring Ease of Care

By Barrett White Anything you could possibly want can be obtained at the push of a button these days. In an age where digital gratification has permeated nearly every market, why not health care? You can order food from your phone, check your bank statements,  and video chat with friends and family across the globe. …