Saturday, April 20, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Comentarios from Maria: Cierre de gobierno afecta a millones de latinos

Al plazo de la medianoche del lunes 30 de septiembre, el gobierno comenzó un cierre parcial del gobierno. Gracias a un grupo pequeño de extremistas del Partido Republicano, millones de Latinos están siendo afectados. Si el cierre del gobierno continúa, miles de Latinos pudieran perder su trabajo, junto a beneficios usualmente recibidos por una variedad […]

White House Addresses Latinos to Sign Up For the Affordable Care Act

In this week’s White House weekly address, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on Latinos, urging them to sign up and to help others sign up for health care coverage. In a Spanish language video, Muñoz, the highest-ranking Latino in the Obama Administration, urged […]

Guest Blogger: Sylvia Manzano “Latino Representation in the 113th Congress”

The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though, some demographic facts about the 113th. Demographic Profile The House Representatives includes thirty-five Latino members, another three are members of the United […]

Latina Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit Record Low

According to a report by Pew Research, both immigrant and native-born Latinos experienced steeper birthrate declines from 2007 to 2010 than other groups, including non-Latino whites, blacks, and Asians. The report details that in 2011, the overall American birthrate hit a record low, with 63 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 44. The decline […]

Breast Cancer Still Affects Latinas More Than Other Ethnic Groups

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even though the death rate from breast cancer has been declining since 1990, the disease still affects Latina women at an alarming rate. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. And even though Latinas have lower breast cancer rates than white women, they are […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jessica Arons & Lucy Panza “Women of Color Benefit from Contraceptive Coverage in Employer Plans”

On Friday, February 10 the Obama administration released its final regulation implementing the preventive care provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Heeding the nonpartisan recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, the regulation will require all group and employer health plans, with the exception of some religious entities, to provide no-cost coverage of […]

Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show

Listen to Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show as she discusses the importance of Latina mothers in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections and the results of the Mamiverse.com/impreMedia/Latino Decision poll.