affordable care act


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 the issue is not about whether or not to expand Medicaid health insurance coverage for uninsured poor adults.

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...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Arrested While Brown: Chicago Police Nab Two Latino Men

*Two young men in Chicago, arrested for doing grassroots work while Latino. VL By Brad Wong, Equal Voice News Similar to community outreach workers across the country in late March, Kevin Tapia and Felipe Hernandez lent 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...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Latinos Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

By Associated Press/NPR WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Race to Enroll Latinos as Obamacare Deadline Looms

By John Michaelson, Public News Service (with data and editorial assistance from NewsTaco) AUSTIN, Texas – With a major deadline looming for all to have health care coverage or face possible penalties, the race is on to enroll...

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...

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