Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

29.1% of All Latinos Uninsured in Total 48 Million Americans Uninsured

By Hispanically Speaking News A Census Bureau report issued today shows that approximately 48 million people in 2012 did not have health insurance.  This report shows an increase in the number of Americans insured,  3 million more Americans were insured in 2012 compared to 2011. Access to health insurance is a key economic indicator and the current

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Obamacare’s ‘Ojo Insurance’ Option Starts Next Week

By María Purísima, Pocho Ñews Service (PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latinos who voted to reelect Barack Obama are set to receive one of the benefits he promised: Insurance against mal ojo (“ojo” insurance for short) starts on January 15....

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

Life Insurance Helps Family Members Survive The Unexpected

By Roger Martinez Luis Rojas was a motorcycle police officer who wrote short stories before he joined the force. He continued to do so as a way of distancing his personal and professional lives. One afternoon, on...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ciro Rodriguez Says He’s The Fighter South Texas Needs

San Antonio, Texas — Ciro Rodriguez spent time during the 1990s and early 2000s serving the people of South Texas in Congress as a Democrat, and most recently lost his seat in 2010 to Republican Francisco “Quico”...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Snacks, Slurs, Music, Poetry, And Insurance

The Top 5 Things You Sneak Into A Movie Theater GOP Rep. Calls Obama Racist Name, Says He Didn’t Know Bien Hecho: Latina Conductor Makes Classical Music Accessible Book Review 20th Century Latin American Poetry Latinas Benefit...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Latinas Benefit Big From New Insurance Guidelines

By Maria Elena Pérez, Interim Executive Director National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Latinas by far disproportionately benefit in every area of the new Department of Health and Human Services guidelines that would eliminate costly insurance co-pays...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

GOP Cuts To Medicaid Would Devastate Latino Families, Kids

By Dr. L. Toni Lewis Medicaid covers one of every two Latino children across this country, and one of every four adults. It is the lifeline that ensures both the...

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Latinas May Suffer Under New Mammography Rules

Latinas — who are already less likely to receive treatment for breast cancer — may suffer even more under new mammography guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. A report notes that minority women were found...

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Guapura 101: Latinos Should Donate Blood

Recently I voluntarily agreed to have a needle plunged into my arm so that I could donate blood to a stranger. Ew, right? You’re right, but, I say it’s important to stop for a minute and consider...

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Why Latinos Really Need Health Care Reform

Latinos are a population that can really, really benefit from health care reform because, as a group, they have among lowest rates of health insurance coverage of any ethnic group. Not only do they face low insurance...