Posts in category "health care"

Latinos urged to enroll in Obamacare as deadline nears

Latinos urged to enroll in Obamacare as deadline nears
With the deadline to enroll for health insurance a month away, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson published an editorial Friday that said health care information will not be shared with immigration officials. However, the undocumented are not eligible to purchase insurance for themselves under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” But they... Read more »

Latinas need access to contraception

Latinas need access to contraception
Latina teenagers have the highest birth rate of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It is estimated that 52 percent of Latinas in the United States will become pregnant at  least once by the age of 20. So access to contraception and birth control are issues that matter to Latina women. Nobody... Read more »

Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan

Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan
Nearly one in three Latinos in the United States does not have health insurance. Latinos must certainly consider this fact as they examine the health care policies of the two presidential candidates. There has been considerable criticism about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But it will ensure that millions more people have access to health... Read more »
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President Obama more popular with Latinos than whites

A recent poll administered by Latino Decisions found President Obama has a 74 percent approval rating among Latino voters. This is startling especially when you consider a recent Gallup poll found the president only has a 39 percent approval rating among whites. Also the new Latino Decisions poll found that Latino voters rank health care... Read more »

Tea party protesters and Joe Wilson are wrong on health care

Have you seen any of the coverage of these so-called tea party rallies? There was a massive march in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. It was organized by the FreedomWorks Foundation led by former House leader Dick Armey. Watching the coverage on CNN this weekend was nothing short of disturbing. One guy carried a gun... Read more »

Joe Wilson's lie is Carmen Velasquez's truth

The health care debate continues and we heard President Obama speak to the nation about his plan Wednesday night.  Indeed the president’s speech was grossly interrupted by Congresssman Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina. Wilson screamed, “You lie!” when Obama said that undocumented immigrants would NOT be covered by health care reform. His emotional... Read more »
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Should the undocumented get health care?

The health care debate is raging across the country and some have falsely claimed that proposed legislation would cover undocumented immigrants. It won’t. President Obama made that clear in a recent interview below with Spanish-language journalist Maria Elena Salinas. But I think it should. I’m not saying the undocumented should get free health care. But... Read more »