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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Latinos, Millennials Among Groups Least Likely to Have Health Insurance

*Why you should read this: Because this information is vital as the  debate about healthcare intensifies in Washington. Because “Latinos . . . are much more likely than non-Latinos to hold a low-income, blue-collar job that doesn’t provide health insurance.” VL NewsTaco HEALTH TUESDAY By Casey Lenis, U.S. News & World Report (4.5 minute read) 

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Republicans unveil their health care proposal, it looks like Obamacare light

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   This is going to be a little heavy on policy, because it needs to be today. The GOP has revealed its version of a national health care plan. It doesn’t...

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Supreme Court Minus Scalia, a case breakdown

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (5.5 minute read) The big news over the weekend is the passing of Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Antonin Scalia. There’s been a relentless stream of reports and analysis about the effect of Scalia’s...

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Don’t Miss These Government Deadlines

SPONSORED CONTENT (NAPS)—When it comes to the federal government, getting what you need and meeting your obligations, some dates and times can be particularly important. Here’s a look at a few you should know. 1. Selective Service Enrollment. Every man is...

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...

Monday, July 27th, 2015

States’ Rights, Individual Liberties and Other American Falsehoods

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I think it is about time to drive spikes into the cracks of some of these American fabrications.  Apologists and supporters of States’ Rights and Individual Liberties or Individualism claim that these...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Why Is Texas ‘Really’ Not Expanding the Medicaid Program?

By Juan H. Flores, NewsTaco Texas legislators are holding firm in their decision not to accept the 66 billion in federal dollars available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to expand the Medicaid program.   Contrary to popular belief...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Latino Health Care 5 Years After the ACA: Findings from the Latino National Health and Immigration Survey

*Here are some interesting numbers that came from this study on Latinos and the ACA: the overall percentage of uninsured Latinos has decreased since Obamacare; 1 in 4 Latinos haven’t heard of the Affodable Care Act or...

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Insuring undocumented residents could help solve multiple U.S. health care challenges

*Two things stand out in this article: the authors of the study and the specificity of their findings. The three authors, researchers at UCLA and Berkeley, are Latino, and they’re using their positions to draw attention to...

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...

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...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Many Latino Adults Still Uninsured As Overall Uninsured Rate Falls to New Lows

*34.2 percent of Latinos are still uninsured. The percentage is significantly down since 21013, but there’s obvious work to be done. VL By Michael Oleaga, Latin Post The rate of uninsured U.S. adults continued to decline since...

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Many Latinos shun Obamacare for fear of getting relatives deported

*The next open enrollment perios for the Affordable Care Act starts this coming weekend. Among some Latinos fears become obstacles. VL By Soumya Karlamangla, Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times Lilian Saldana turned down Obamacare coverage once, and...

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...

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