Thursday, August 6, 2020

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: Republican Budget Would Be Disastrous for the Community and the Country

Last week, Republicans in the House and Senate passed a federal budget that tramples on workers and the middle class, and damages aspirations for a better future for their children. The Republican Party and its extremist philosophy seem to forget that it serves a democracy and not just its conservative base and the most privileged […]

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 […]

Comentarios From Maria: Obamacare offers our community immense opportunities: enroll today!

As the deadline to enroll for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms closer, I find myself thinking about the saying: the greatest wealth is health. It is a sentiment that Vice President Joe Biden recently echoed while he spoke about the ACA and the transcendence of a subject like health; something that truly interests and affects […]

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 […]

Comentarios from Maria: It’s Time to Enroll in Obamacare Before March 31

March 31 is the last day that Latinos can enroll in Obamacare during its first term of enrollment. With two weeks left, have you registered? I applaud those who have registered, but for those who have not, my question to them is, why not? The law offers health coverage to more than 10.2 million Latinos […]

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 […]

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 […]