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Latina Health Advocates Praise Administration’s Contraceptive Benefit Rulings

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) praises President Barack Obama’s two rulings issued today regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraception without co-pay coverage benefit. The rulings will protect women’s health by ensuring  access to safe and effective  contraceptive methods without expensive co-pays, by providing accommodation for employers who object to birth control coverage for their employees.

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Latina health advocates demand Medicaid expansion in Florida

MIAMI, FL — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is deeply troubled by the cruel actions of FL lawmakers to deny critical health care to hundreds-of-thousands of men, women, and children by refusing to expand Medicaid as provided for in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Conservative lawmakers from the governor to the legislature have refused federal dollars offered to extend health care coverage to over 760,000 Floridians, with disproportionate harm to Latinas, who are more likely to be low-income.

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Latina Health Advocates Celebrate Introduction of Landmark Health Equity Legislation

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2014 by lead sponsor Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Task Force Chair and the Congressional Tri-Caucus – comprised of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional

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Abortion clinic closings in Texas another blow to Latina health in the Rio Grande Valley

Closings make already desperate situation even worse

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On International Women’s Day, remember immigrant women and families

Administration nears shameful 2 million mark on deportations

(NEW YORK) - In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, has issued the following statement:

“As International Women’s Day approaches, our country also nears a shameful milestone: 2 million deportations under the current administration. This is one more crystal clear example of how current immigration policies don’t work for immigrant women and families.

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Health care for immigrant women and families benefits us all

First-of-its-kind bill would ensure women and families can access health care their tax dollars support

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Latina health advocates welcome Obama’s call for immigration enforcement review

Also call on Congress, Administration to expand, not restrict, health care for immigrants

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s call for a review of his administration’s deportation policies:

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Reversal of contraception coverage would hurt Latina health

Letting bosses use religion to discriminate would harm women, workers, and families

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act provisions that require employers to include contraceptive coverage in insurance plans. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), released the following statement: 

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Latinas Respond to House Discharge Petition for Immigration Reform

Latina health advocates urge Congress to advance health and fairness in immigration reform, adopt HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014

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First ACA Open Enrollment Period Ends with Record-Breaking Day and High Support from Latinos

Millions across the country enrolled in quality and affordable health insurance through the Marketplace

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