Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Washington Perspective: The Right’s Cognitive Dissonance, or the “Dick Cheney Effect”

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco When the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, more than a few people couldn’t help but think about the former Vice President’s struggle with this issue.  At a time when his party and his President were actively promoting the wedge issue of same-sex marriage to win the

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Expect immigration reform to be next

*Hopeful thinking in the momentum of Obamacare and same-sex marriage.  Barreto says it’s possible as part of an overall progressive shift. VL By Matt Barreto, New York Times A renewed debate over wages and inequality point to...

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

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...

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...

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...

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