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HHS Secretary Appoints Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Latinos for National Health Insurance Working Together for Equality in Healthcare _________________________________________________________   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 21, 2008 HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today the appointment of Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH to serve on Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee, consisting of twelve members who serve for four years, will advise the […]

New Medicaid Rules Allow States to Set Premiums and Higher Co-Payments

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

November 27, 2008 New York Times   By ROBERT PEAR   WASHINGTON — A new federal rule gives states sweeping authority to charge premiums and higher co-payments for doctors’ services, hospital care and prescription drugs provided to low-income people under Medicaid. The rule, published Tuesday in the Federal Register, is expected to save money for […]

America’s Looming Health Care Disaster

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

By Dan Childs ABC News November 24, 2008 Rising Unemployment Threatens Health Care of Even Those Who Keep Their Jobs Last year at this time, health coverage may well have been among the last things on Terri Rushing’s mind. Her husband, David, was 55 years old and working for Champion Homes in McKenzie, Tenn. It was a […]

Want to Shut Conservatives Out of Power for Good? Implement Universal Health Care

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

By Sara Robinson, Campaign for America’s Future Posted on October 31, 2008, Printed on November 1, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/105448/ We’ve worked hard to build a progressive political juggernaut that will, God willing and the creek don’t rise, put us in control of both Congress and the Executive Branch starting just a week from now. But it’s […]

The World Health Report 2008

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

World Health Organization October 14, 2008 Primary Health Care – Now More Than Ever   The World Health Report 2008 critically assesses the way that health care is organized, financed, and delivered in rich and poor countries around the world. The WHO report documents a number of failures and shortcomings that have left the health […]

The Bush Legacy on Access to Care for Latinos: Our Grade F+

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

By Olveen Carrasquillo MD      Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS During the last eight years Latinos have experienced a dramatic decline in access to care.  From 1999 to 2006 the number of uninsured Latinos increased from 11 to 15 million.  Federal reports show that on other measures of access such as not having a regular […]

McCain’s Radical Agenda

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The New York Times September 16, 2008  By Bob Herbert Talk about a shock to the system. Has anyone bothered to notice the radical changes that John McCain and Sarah Palin are planning for the nation’s health insurance system? These are changes that will set in motion nothing less than the dismantling of the employer-based […]

How McCain and Obama’s Health Plans Would Affect Real People

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

By Trudy Lieberman , Columbia Journalism Review Posted on September 15, 2008, Printed on September 15, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/98929/ This is the first in a series examining how the candidates’ health care proposals will affect ordinary people and how the press could cover that angle. So far, mainstream media coverage of health care during the campaign […]

1 in 4 Latinos lack a regular doctor

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

RECORD JOURNAL Connecticut    08/29/2008 By: David Moran    A report released by the Pew Hispanic Center May 13 found that more than one fourth of Latinos in the United States don’t have a regular doctor, troubling findings for those with chronic medical conditions, those who might suddenly become ill, or those who could benefit […]

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