Friday, September 25, 2020

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “Young Latinos Are Feeling the Positive Effects of the Affordable Care Act”

If you’ve ever shopped for health insurance, you know that the prices for adequate health care, whether for an individual or a family, are unreachable. In the past, insurance companies charged you an immense amount of money to get on a plan. And if you happened to have a pre-existing condition, they would either deny […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “What Health Reform Means for Latinos – and Young Sisters”

Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently wrote an op-ed for NBC Latino encouraging her younger sister Alejandra and others to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens in October 2013. The Marketplace is one of the many important provisions of […]

Fiscal Cliff Debates Affect Latino Families

Debates of the upcoming fiscal cliff are causing many politicians to question what the right path would be for Latino families, acknowledging that no decision is likely to come easy. The fiscal cliff is described by NBC Latino as the time at the end of this month where a series of tax cuts, part of […]

Guest Blogger: Nancy Keenan “The Next Step in Standing Up for No-Cost Birth Control”

August 1 marked a momentous day for women. President Obama’s no-cost birth-control policy went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This law holds some of the most important advances for women that we will probably see in our lifetimes. There are so many prevention services that women will now get at no […]

Latinas Nationwide Celebrate Launch of ACA Benefits

Press Release NEW YORK — Today Latinas nationwide celebrate access to contraception without co-pays, as well as the launch of a series of additional provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed at protecting women’s health. But even with these gains, millions of Latinas remain without access to life-saving care and contraception because undocumented immigrants […]

Affordable Care Act Upheld: How does it affect Hispanics?

The Supreme Court has upheld the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) Thursday morning in a monumental ruling set to impact millions of people in the United States. Hispanics will benefit from the already created Office of Minority Health and its efforts  toward eliminating health disparities. One in 6 Hispanic seniors suffer from preexisting conditions and will be […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why GOP could prompt women to vote for Obama”

Much has been written about the GOP’s huge hole with Latino voters and how that will prevent them from reaching the White House.  In fact, a new poll of just Latino voters has no Republican presidential candidate polling above 14% against President Obama.  Dios mio!  As if that weren’t enough, the GOP is now busy […]

CDC Report on Racial Disparities Bleak for Hispanics

A report by the Center for Disease Control released earlier this month revealed that disparities in the Hispanic population are more severe than for other groups experiencing the same health conditions. The report looked into health disparities by sex, race, income and education.  Many outstanding differences were found from group to group, and for Hispanics […]

Hispanic Lawmakers Denounce Healthcare Repeal Law by Republicans

At a press conference yesterday in Washington DC, Hispanic lawmakers decried Republican efforts to repeal healthcare reform legislation passed during the last Congress. Despite a recent poll that indicates a greater number of Americans oppose repealing the healthcare law than those who support it, the House passed a bill to repeal it yesterday with overwhelming […]

Guest Blogger Series: Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez “Who are Republicans Listening to? Not Latinos”

As featured in the The Huffington Post: In the past two months two prominent Republican leaders hosted national conferences to address what many call the Republican’s Latino “problem.” Former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s group, The Americano, held its first Hispanic Conference in Washington DC in December and just this past week, former Governor Jeb Bush’s first […]