Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comentarios from Maria: Latino voters before the next Presidential Election

I hope Republicans are paying attention because they will not arrive at the White House underestimating the Latino vote. Friends, we are just around the corner from the next presidential election in which the Latino vote will be essential for any candidate who desires to win the White House. In the 2008 and 2012 elections, […]

With Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion, US Sees Sharp Drop In Uninsured Rate

According to statistics released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of Latinos in the United States who gained health insurance since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in 2010 was 4.2 million. This is in addition to a new survey from Gallup that showed promising results for the nation’s […]

Presidential Candidates Making a Strong Push to Reach Latino Voters

When Jeb Bush announced his run for president, he chimed Cuban music, made direct appeals to his Mexican-American wife and offered speeches in Spanish and English. When Hillary Clinton launched her campaign, her first policy speech was a pledge to provide a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, at a high school where the Latino […]

Comentarios from Maria: A Week of Big Victories

We’ve just lived through a great week in history! It was a triumphant week not only for the Obama Administration, but also for the civil rights of all Americans. We saw the Supreme Court of the United States decide the constitutional future of the Fair Housing Act, the Healthcare Law, also known as Obamacare, and […]

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The Supreme Court today ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal subsidies used to purchase health coverage received by 6.4 million Americans under the federally-run health exchanges in 34 states are valid under the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare. The case, which saw Chief Justice John Roberts again serve as the linchpin […]

Health Insurance Gains for Latinos At Risk In Upcoming Obamacare Ruling

Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act and 4.2 million Latinos gaining access to health insurance as a result, Latinos continue to be the most uninsured demographic in the United States and that statistic could worsen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case being […]

Guest Blogger: Roberto Valdez “The Importance of Latinos and Clinical Trials”

By now it is widely known that the Latino population is growing at rapid rates in the United States. Latinos are expected to make up a third of the population by 2050, making this one of the sexiest subjects talked about. Bias included, we are all aware Latinos are by far the sexiest people in […]

CDC Outlines Latino Health Risks in New Report

On Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a first-of-its-kind report titled “Vital Signs” on the overall health of Latinos living in the United States, which contained both positive and negative takeaways. While the overall death rate in the Latino community remained significantly lower than that of non-Hispanic whites, the Latino community […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republican Budget Would Be Disastrous for the Community and the Country

Last week, Republicans in the House and Senate passed a federal budget that tramples on workers and the middle class, and damages aspirations for a better future for their children. The Republican Party and its extremist philosophy seem to forget that it serves a democracy and not just its conservative base and the most privileged […]

Comentarios from Maria: A Historic Moment for Obamacare

The numbers speak for themselves: Obamacare is not just working, it’s thriving. According to the latest figures released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 16.4 million Americans have obtained health coverage. This figure marks the biggest reduction in the rate of people with medical insurance in 40 years. The law’s […]