Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Latino Health Coverage Expected to Fall Under the Trump Administration

In an effort to deviate from the strategies of the Obama Administration in seeking out customers for the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, the Trump Administration has taken a “laissez-faire” approach to this year’s enrollment period. A decision that many Latino community activists fear may reverse advancements made by their community in pursuit of health coverage

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health Care today: Uninsured rate drops by 12 percent for Latinos, largest drop in uninsured in 4 decades

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported this week that some 16.4 million previously uninsured Americans had gained health coverage since the passage of President Obama’s marquee healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Within those gains, Latino enrollment stood out, where the uninsured rate dropped by 12.3 percent following the first quarter […]

Healthcare Coverage Lags Among Young Latino Men

            According to a new study released by the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, male Latino millenials account for the highest proportion of uninsured Americans in the United States.   The report found that 28 percent of adult males between the ages of […]

Comentarios from Maria: Obamacare Exceeds 7 million Enrollments

Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced that over 7 million people have enrolled in an insurance plan under the Health Care Law by the May 31 deadline, surpassing the initial White House goal. And although a majority of Republicans did – and still do – everything in their power […]

Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “Website will be fixed, Obamacare already helping uninsured Latinos”

Like Charlie Brown and the football, critics keep kicking at Obamacare, missing badly and ending up with mud on their faces. Sadly they are at it again, this time talking about defunding a law that is overwhelmingly popular with Hispanics over a glitchy website. Healthcare.gov the web portal and latest phase in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) roll out is the […]

Texas Health Advocates Target Latinos

            In Texas, where Latinos account for nearly two-thirds of the more than 6 million Texans without health insurance, advocates are developing community-based strategies to ensure that Latinos do not miss out on insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. Since the Oct. 1 rollout of the Affordable Care […]

Federal Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Latinos

It is the fourth day of the federal shutdown and there is still no clear path forward, but what does remain evident is the large number of Latinos that will be affected by the shutdown nationwide—if they’re not being affected already. As of Tuesday, not only were immigration cases put on hold for as long […]