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Why is Adrian Garcia Bringing forth Discussion on a $2.5 billion dollar Bond for Harris Health?
Officials with the Harris Health System—a governmental body in Harris County that provides health care services via three hospitals and a collection of outpatient clinics—will pitch a $2.5 billion bond proposal to Harris County commissioners at a June 6 meeting.
❓ Why it's needed: The proposal is needed to keep up with demand for health care services in Harris County as population grows, a process that would entail building a new Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, among other plans, if the bond passes.
💰 The $2.5 billion in the bond proposal includes:
$1.6 billion toward the creation of the new LBJ Hospital
$400 million to make improvements at the existing LBJ Hospital
$500 million toward improvements at existing community clinics and the opening of three new community clinics in underserved parts of the county
$400 million to make improvements at Ben Taub