Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation (BTLLF) was recently awarded $150,000 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to allow Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet to provide emergency medical assistance to low-income individuals experiencing a short-term medical crisis.
Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet facilitates better access for low-income individuals to short-term emergency health care services. The program utilizes a voucher system to provide assistance in five specific areas: dental emergencies, diabetic supplies, durable medical goods (including hearing aids), prescriptions and vision care.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet (KCMC), a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation (BTLLF), assists low-income individuals experiencing temporary medical crises. The program offers assistance to individuals and families earning 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL, $47,700 for a family of four in 2014).
BTLLF anticipates that KCMC will assist 3,500 individuals in crisis in the Kansas City area.
Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation (BTLLF) was founded in May of 2003 as a result of the sale of the Health Midwest system to the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Prior to that, the Baptist Medical Center Foundation and the Trinity Lutheran Hospital Foundation had a long history of raising funds to support the needs of their respective hospitals and the patients they served in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. The BTLLF Board felt a deep commitment to continue to help the medically underserved and to support health education in the greater Kansas City area. BTLLF focuses its support on health education and emergency medical assistance.