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Archive for January, 2018

Piden atención a la crisis de salud

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Washington – La próxima resolución del Congreso sobre asignaciones suplementarias para mitigar desastres debe ser el vehículo para resolver por lo menos temporalmente el abismo fiscal en el sistema de salud, ante el agotamiento de los fondos de la ley Obamacare, según expertos puertorriqueños que trabajan asuntos de salud en EE.UU. “Hay más apertura” a […]

Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis

Monday, January 29th, 2018

My earliest memory of childhood visits to Puerto Rico is the clapping when the airplane wheels touched down on the tarmac in San Juan. Between the applause were also blessings for the pilot and the island, “Ay bendito, que Dios bendiga el piloto y a Puerto Rico” — phrases usually uttered by somebody’s abuela. The memory made […]

Puerto Ricans Have Been Committing Suicide Nearly Every Day After Hurricane Maria

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The rate of suicide increased to nearly a suicide a day in Puerto Rico in November, according to a recent report released by The Commission for the Prevention of Suicide. At least 227 people committed suicide on the island last year, a 16 percent increase compared to 2016, according to the report released Tuesday from the commission, which is part of the Department of Health of […]

Policymakers Must Act Quickly to Meet Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands’ Medicaid Needs

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Edwin Park Vice President for Health Policy More federal aid for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Medicaid programs is essential to their recovery from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, as we explained here and here. When the latest continuing resolution to fund the federal government expires on February 8, President Trump and Congress must finally provide the […]

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