Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Latinos Would be Among Worst Hurt if Medicaid is Cut

Latinos would be among the hardest hit if Medicaid is cut, according to a new report by a coalition of health and civil rights organizations. The report titled “Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos with Serious Health Care Needs,” found that cutting Medicaid doesn’t actually reduce medical costs, instead it shifts the costs to […]

Poverty, Stress, and Miscommunication Contribute to High Levels of Asthma in Latinos

A new report  found that miscommunication ranks at the top of contributing factors for high rates of asthma among the Latino community. The report “Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics,” was released by the American Lung Association in October and it explores the causes contributing to the high asthma burden that […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jorge Madrid “Why the EPA Is important for Latino families”

The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has long protected the health and well-being of all Americans, particularly Latino families. Unfortunately, conservative politicians are leading efforts to attack, defund, and in some cases even abolish the EPA. The American Lung Association warns that these attacks “ignore public health and will have dire consequences for all Americans.”  […]