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Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Dear colleagues, We want to make you aware of this useful scholarships and resources guide created specifically for Hispanic and Latinx students. This online guide showcases 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. It also provides a list of valuable academic and career resources […]


Friday, February 21st, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY  For Immediate release Contact:         Luis Scaccabarrozzi                         908-764-6513 Lscaccabarrozzi@latinoaids.org                          Oscar Lopez                         646-246-7396 orlintexas@gmail.com    THE FIRST NATIONAL HISPANIC/LATINX HEALTH POLICY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Policy-focused summit on HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and other health issues affecting the Hispanic/Latinx community  “OUR HEALTH — OUR FUTURE” The policy-focused National Hispanic/Latinx Health […]

Trump slashed Puerto Rico’s Medicaid money as part of budget deal

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By Rachana Pradhan 12/17/2019 05:50 PM EST President Donald Trump intervened to cut the federal government’s Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico as part of a larger government spending deal, according to four sources with knowledge of the discussions. The budget deal unveiled by lawmakers this week allocates up to $5.7 billion in Medicaid funds for the […]

On Medicare for All and other health plans, candidates should put up or shut up l Opinion

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH | @drewaharris Posted: November 11, 2019 – 11:58 AM The figure is mind-boggling: $20.5 trillion over 10 years. That’s how much presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her plan will cost above what the federal government currently spends for health care. Cue the attacks. So here we go again. Another election in which the question of […]

This Is the Most Realistic Path to Medicare for All

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

October 15, 2019 This Is the Most Realistic Path to Medicare for All By J.B. Silvers Much to the dismay of single-payer advocates, our current health insurance system is likely to end with a whimper, not a bang. The average person simply prefers what we know versus the bureaucracy we fear. But for entirely practical […]

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo Honored as a ‘History Maker’ for Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is honoring Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences and chief of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, as a “History Maker” in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The social media campaign highlights Hispanic […]

Puerto Rico’s Looming 2019 Medicaid Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Puerto Rico and its residents have experienced numerous crises and shocks in the last decades, including an economic depression dating back to 2006; a public debt crisis resulting in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history and a federally appointed fiscal oversight board pursuing deep budget cuts; a demographic crisis with population dropping by more […]

Puerto Rico’s next crisis is coming, and only Congress can stop it

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

BY MICHAEL J. MELENDEZ AND DR. JAIME TORRES, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS    THE HILL–— 09/11/19    Congress reconvenes this week and will tackle many issues that are crucial for our country. Among them is the imminent man-made crisis facing Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories when funding from the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act and the Affordable Care Act […]

Administration ends protection for migrant medical care

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Associated Press August 26, 2019 Administration ends protection for migrant medical care By Philip Marcelo The Trump administration has eliminated a protection that lets immigrants remain in the country and avoid deportation while they or their relatives receive life-saving medical treatments or endure other hardships, immigration officials said in letters issued to families this month. […]

Harris’s Fake Medicare-for-All Plan

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The American Prospect August 1, 2019 Harris’s Fake Medicare-for-All Plan By Robert Kuttner In the extensive jousting over Medicare for All, Kamala Harris has evaded scrutiny for the most insidious aspect of her plan: It significantly expands for-profit insurance at the expense of true Medicare by promoting more use of commercial products spuriously known as […]

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