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

Sharp Policy Differences In South Carolina Democratic Debate

The Democratic candidates running for president faced off on Sunday night for their last debate before the Iowa Caucuses on February 1. The heightened sense of urgency was palpable as former Secretary Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took a markedly more aggressive tone towards one another in exchange after exchange that focused on […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger: Dr. Elena Rios “Technology Offers Solutions for Patients and Doctors”

When it comes to gaining access to health insurance, Hispanics have struggled more than any other demographic in America.  Roughly 30 percent of Hispanics remain uninsured compared to just 19 percent of African Americans and 11 percent of Whites.  And growing demand for health care services coupled with the dwindling numbers of primary care physicians […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Elianne Ramos “What Congress Really Needs: A Big Fat Whack With A Chancla”

Fuacata! As far as onomatopoeic interjections go, that is the scariest one –at least for those of us who grew up in a Latino household. The word, which loosely translates as “Whack” or “Kapow” (for you, non-Latino speakers), has been triggering compliance with pre-established Latino household rules for centuries. Rudimentary yet highly sophisticated as a […]

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 […]