Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.
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.
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.
Texans Living with HIV will be a collective voice in policy and decision-making on issues that impact the HIV community.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the connection between literacy and child development is an essential part of health care.
Rice University students got in touch with Legacy’s Positive Organizing Project (POP+) about how to get involved in HIV advocacy.
There is an alarming rate of Texas moms dying after giving birth because of postpartum depression.
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.
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.
Legacy will continue to provide health care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.