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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

How Obamacare Impacts People Of Color

PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C.—Ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the consitutionality of Obamacare, Progress 2050 released the following infographic showing how many people of color, including Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and Native Americans—and especially young people—have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act to address their most urgent health needs. See the full infographic here. The

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

OPINION: This Ruling Is Good for Your Health

By Elizabeth Rose, Other Words The most conservative Supreme Court in history just upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional. This is a victory for American families. It means lower costs, more coverage, and that insurance companies...

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

President’s Remarks On Affordable Care Act Ruling

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________ For Immediate Release                                                                                                                           June 28, 2012     REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT East Room 12:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: ...

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Monday June 25th, 2012 Blocking Latino Votes (The New York Times):  “Latino Growth Not Fully Felt at Voting Booth” (front page, June 10) discussed how Latino voter participation lags behind that of other groups and attributed the...

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

National Report: People Of Color Under Represented In Public Service Leadership

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced today the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the...

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Health Care Jobs Not Going To Latinos, Study Finds

By Griselda Nevárez, Voxxi The health care industry is growing and those who pursue a career in it could see a promising future along with a hefty paycheck. One-third of the nation’s fastest growing occupations, for example, are related to health...

Friday, March 30th, 2012

How Will The Healthcare Reform Decision Affect Latinos?

Whether the U.S Supreme Court will uphold the Healthcare Reform Act or not is something I won’t bother to speculate. There are enough opinions and soothsayers out there to satisfy everyone’s need to know. Conventional wisdom puts...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Affordable Care Act And Latinos

By Alejandra Campoverdi, White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media As we commemorate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act this Friday, it’s worth taking a look at the many ways this landmark health reform law is...

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

One Young Latino Hopes To Change Houston For The Better

By Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez Joseph Carlos Madden, 28, is running for a seat in the Texas legislature. Originally from Houston, he already directs the Legislative Study Group and is the Chief of Staff for Rep. Garnet Coleman....

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

New Study Links Climate Change to Higher Medical Costs

By Frances Beinecke  When I speak to lawmakers and business leaders about the costs of climate change, they tend to think in terms of damaged property and lost agricultural revenue. Certainly the fires in Texas and the...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Climate Change Means Higher Medical Costs

By Frances Beinecke When I speak to lawmakers and business leaders about the costs of climate change, they tend to think in terms of damaged property and lost agricultural revenue. Certainly the fires in Texas and the flooding...

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Epidemic

By Expediente Rojo Approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. die every year from perscription drug overdose. In the last 10 years, there’s been a drastic rise in the number of deaths caues by overdosing on doctor prescribed...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

A Few Good Reasons To Say No To Soda

If current trends continue, about 50 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030, according to a new study. This would increase the total number of obese people in the country from 99 million to 164 million,...

Monday, November 14th, 2011

White House Came To Listen At New Mexico Summit

By Maria Elena Alvarez Albuquerque, New Mexico — The White House has put a bead on the Hispanic community, and if Albuquerque were a microcosm of what is happening across the country, the administration’s professionals are getting...

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