By Fox News Latino | 11/15/2013 - 10:42
Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law in order to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
"This fix won't solve every problem for every person, but it's going to help a lot of people." - President Barack Obama
The administrative changes are good for just one year, though senior administration officials said they could be extended if problems with the law persist.
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 13:33
When the topic of immigration reform and health care comes up, immigrants are oftentimes expected to be a drain on federal programs. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs is debunking that myth.
Conducted by Harvard University, the study revealed immigrants contributed $115 billion more to Medicare than they drew out between 2002 and 2009.
By Cecilia Munoz | 10/22/2012 - 14:00
Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – will help ensure Latinas and their families get the security they deserve and are protected from the worst insurance company abuses. The healthier we are as Latinas, the more freedom we have to pursue our dreams and contribute to our families, our workplaces and communities.
Here are five ways the new health care law (the Affordable Care Act) helps you:
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00
I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2011 - 17:00
With Congress back in session, the House is set to vote today on repealing the Affordable Care Act and Latino Democrats and health professionals were busy getting the word out that a repeal of the law would be disastrous for our community.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 12:15
Though local Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Curry Todd refuses to apologize for a statement he made last week comparing pregnant undocumented immigrants with rats, the Democratic governor of the southern state has spoken out against the hateful talk.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 11:28
Legendary mathematics teacher, Jaime Escalante—immortalized by Edward James Olmos in the moving film Stand and Deliver—has been diagnosed with cancer and his family is struggling to keep up with the payments necessary to continue his treatments.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 10:36
A new Amnesty International report titled "Fatal Flaws: Barriers to Maternal Health in Peru" found that many poor, indigenous pregnant women are dying because they lack access to the basic medical care afforded other women in the country.