Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

5 Reasons Latinos Could Be The Most Powerful Transformation Of The U.S. Health System

*I like the way the story frames Latinos as a transformative force. We are agents of change and we need to be telling that story often. This piece makes a good case for Latinos as the saving grace of U.S. healthcare. VL By Nicole Fisher, Forbes We hear every day that the U.S. population is

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Do you want my baby? An Affordable Care Act Love Story

By Jessica Priego, NewsTaco Last I checked, neither my pharmacist nor my insurance company wants my future baby. Barack doesn’t want my fantasy baby either (we are on a first name basis as is clear to see...

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Latino Enrollment Is Critical For Obamacare, So Is It Happening?

*15.5 million young and uninsured Latinos can tip the balance of Obamacare. VL By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Five Thirty Eight Politics This time last year, news coverage of Obamacare was shifting from the broken website to...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Health care campaign reaches out to Latinos

*Latinos in Texas are three times as likely as whites to be uninsured. I’m sure the number is similar across the country. VL By Lora Hines, Houston Chronicle With one month remaining in the open enrollment period...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Will Latinos Ever Become Republican?

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco This question is currently being debated, given the findings of a recent Latino Decisions’ poll indicating that the GOP would be viewed more favorably by Latinos if the Republican House leadership put...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

ACA Leaves Undocumented Immigrants Out in the Cold: Community Health Clinics to the Rescue

By Patricia Guadalupe, NewsTaco Marta Jiménez counts herself as one of the lucky ones. Marta, who asked not to use her real name because she is undocumented, first came to Washington, D.C., from Central America nearly 30...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Hispanics are key to emerging healthcare markets

*A clear case where marketers and corporations see “Hi$panic$.” VL By Danielle Restuccia, Saludify Gaining Hispanics’ trust just may be the key to success for healthcare companies. With the Affordable Care Act prompting all Americans to reevaluate their...

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Why Latinos Didn’t Get Obamacare

*The problem with Latinos and the Affordable Care Act is that the outreach was too little, it was too late and it was bungled. It was also ill conceived. An education outreach for Latinos would come before...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Hispanics remain unequal when it comes to health care

*This makes a convincing case that citizenship rights, guaranteed under the constitution, can’t be realized without adequate health care. VL By Jacqueline Angel, Houston Chronicle In 2013, one in three Latinos in the United States was uninsured....

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Latino Obamacare Workers Arrested, Claim They Were Racially Profiled

*One of the arrested men, Felipe Hernandez, 20, said: “I never would have thought informing people about Obamacare would get me in handcuffs.” The two Obamacare organizers were detained on charges of  soliciting unlawful business, a misdemeanor. The...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Obama Administration Will Allow More Time to Enroll in Health Care on Federal Marketplace

By Amy Goldstein, Washington Post The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Marketing Mistakes Hurt Latino Enrollment In California

By April Dembosky and KQED, Kaiser Health News/Washington Post SAN FRANCISCO — It’s been decades since the advertising industry recognized the need to woo Hispanic consumers. Big companies saw the market potential and sank millions of dollars into...

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Feds: 80 Percent Of Latinos Qualify For ACA Tax Credit

By  David Martin Davies, Fronteras A new analysis from U.S. Health and Human Services estimates that about eight out of ten Latinos across the nation qualify for tax credits to buy a health plan through Obamacare or for...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Young Latinos Offered A Chance To Discuss Obamacare Directly With The Program’s Director

By Fox News Latino For half-hour on Thursday, Latinos across the country will have a chance to vent their Obamacare frustrations directly to President Obama’s point-person for the controversial program, Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human...

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