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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds the Virginia Senate’s Vote to Expand Medicaid

Richmond, VA —The Virginia Latina Advocacy Network (VA LAN) of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health applauds the Virginia Senate vote to expand Medicaid. The expansion of Medicaid will allow about 400,000 residents living with Virginia’s lowest-incomes to obtain essential health care coverage. About 138,000 of these now covered individuals previously fell into the coverage gap and were not eligible for Medicaid or for premium subsidies because their income was too low.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds the Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds the introduction of The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). The bill focuses on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and serves as the benchmark of how health equity advocates and Congress see to comprehensively achieve health equity in the United States. Today, the landmark legislation was introduced in the House by  Rep.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Extremist Administrative Attacks on Family Planning Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Last night, the Trump-Pence Administration released a new policy that seeks to end Title X as we know it. For nearly fifty years, Title X has allowed healthcare providers to provide comprehensive information about a person’s pregnancy options. This federal program is an essential healthcare grant dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive services to individuals living with low-incomes; it allows individuals to access the care they need in the community where they live.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Celebrates Alejandra Pablos’ Homecoming

Washington, D.C. — Today the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates our sister Alejandra Pablos and welcomes her home. After over a month in detention at the Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona—a prison-like facility plagued by human rights abuses and inadequate medical attention—Alejandra can now come home and continue the courageous work she does on behalf of our community in Virginia.

Our executive director, Jessica González-Rojas, issued the following statement:​

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

 
She is scheduled to be released within hours from the judgement, approximately at 11:30 AM PST. Alejandra’s release will be broadcasted on Social media via Mijente.
 

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The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda names Jessica González-Rojas its new Vice Chair

Washington, D.C. —Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA),  a coalition of the nation’s leading 45 Latino organizations working towards policy solutions addressing the needs of this nation’s 58 million Latinos, announced Jessica González-Rojas as its new Vice Chair. González-Rojas currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national reproductive justice organization that specifically works to advance reproductive health and rights for Latinas.

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Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU, Women’s Refugee Commission and Others Urge Administration to Reinstitute a Presumption That Pregnant Individuals Should be Released from Detention

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Trump-Pence Administration Released New Rules that Sabotage Stability of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  This week, the Trump-Pence Administration released its final rules for the 2019 health insurance marketplaces, the Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters for 2019. This rule sets next year’s insurance marketplace and demonstrates a shift in philosophy around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prioritizes state flexibility over policies to help individuals covered by insurance.

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Congress Votes to Fund Trump Administration’s White Nationalist Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today condemns Congress for voting to pass an omnibus spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year that would fund mass detention and deportations, and be detrimental to the health, safety, and well-being of immigrant families. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations at NLIRH, issued the following statements:

This “must-pass” government-funding legislation is another bipartisan failure to protect Dreamers.

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NLIRH: “No one should be deceived when they are seeking healthcare – it’s that simple”

TALLAHASSEE, FL — This week, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 41 into law, which establishes Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) as legitimate wellness centers and permanently funds them with taxpayer dollars. CPCs are fake clinics that  judge, shame, and deceive women to continue their pregnancies by providing misleading information against abortion and using coercive and fraudulent tactics. HB 41 also appropriates state funding to support and promote childbirth.

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