Texas state leaders decided not to expand health coverage, creating a coverage gap leaving more than 1 million Texans with no new affordable coverage options. Texas will lose $5.66 billion in 2015 by not expanding health coverage to the state’s poorest adults.
The Community Health Center of Lubbock and the Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center serve more than 26,000 patients at 17 locations throughout the South Plains. Local clinics similar to these are open to all, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Community health centers charge uninsured patients on a sliding scale based on income and provide comprehensive, quality primary and preventive care.
WHO: Patients, clinic administrators, providers and community supporters
WHAT: Campaign kick-off event to:
- Support local community health centers
- Organize patients and supporters to protect health care access and coverage
- Fight funding cuts and state rejection of coverage expansion
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1
4:00pm-Light refreshments and visitor information tables
4:15pm-Campaign launch rally, brief remarks from patients, health center administrators and supporters
WHERE: Lubbock County Courthouse Gazebo, 904 Broadway Ave., Lubbock, TX
VISUALS:Patients and supporters speaking to crowd, holding signs and banners; tables with health center information, professionally-shot B-Roll available of local community health centers including doctors and other clinic staff seeing patients.
More info at: www.HealthAccessForTexas.org