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NLIRH CELEBRATES VICTORY FOR HEALTH EQUITY

Washington, D.C. — Today, the GOP-led Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill was struck down by a bipartisan vote in the Senate. The ACA repeal bill would have stripped millions of people from access to critical and affordable healthcare, and rolled back historic gains for individuals and families across the nation. Because of the ACA, Latinxs have seen the largest reduction in uninsured rates than any other group. Among non-elderly Latinxs, the uninsured rate declined 35 percent between 2010 and 2015.

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NLIRH CONDEMNS SENATE FOR DENYING HEALTHCARE TO THE NATION

Washington, D.C. —  Today the Senate voted to move forward with the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. which is a direct attack against Latinxs, low-income people, and communities of color who depend on the level of care, coverage, and consumer protections that the ACA provides. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations for NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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NLIRH Statement on the Bipartisan DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health welcomes the bipartisan leadership of Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin as they re-introduce a new version of the DREAM Act. This legislative proposal comes at a time when immigrant families across the country are faced with an uncertain future, amid threats to the DACA program and mass deportation policies. Eliminating programs like DACA is an attempt to target and threaten immigrant families across all communities and does nothing to address our broken immigration system.

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NLIRH CELEBRATES OREGON’S GROUNDBREAKING BILLS

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health celebrates Oregon’s proactive efforts to improve healthcare for women and immigrant children. Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017 (House Bill 3391). This bill ensures that Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance, have access to the full range of preventive reproductive health services, including family planning, abortion, and postpartum care. Gov.

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NLIRH WELCOMES AWARD-WINNING LATINA ELIANNE RAMOS TO THEIR FAMILIA

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is thrilled to welcome Elianne Ramos to the NLIRH familia. Elianne joins NLIRH as the Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Known in her personal online persona as @ERGeekGoddess, Elianne is an award-winning, nationally recognized social entrepreneur and community advocate.

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CBO SCORE CONFIRMS BCRA WOULD DECIMATE HEALTHCARE FOR 22 MILLION

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their score of  the "Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA) which is the Senate GOP’s latest version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill. The CBO score analysis estimates that the BCRA would cause 22 million people to lose coverage in the next 10 years, while giving increased tax breaks to the rich. All in all, BCRA would be a disaster for women and their families.

 

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NLIRH TO SENATORS: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

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NLIRH TO SENATORS: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate GOP has released the latest version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill. A vote on the bill is anticipated for next week. Bethany Van Kampen, policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:​

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Texas Government Takes Another Stab at Women’s Reproductive Rights

 

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Texas Senate Votes to Endanger Immigrant Children

AUSTIN, TX — On Tuesday, the Texas Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 1018 (SB 1018), a bill that would license immigrant family detention centers as childcare facilities. Licensing these facilities would enable them to lengthen the time kids are detained, hold mothers and children in conditions with highly unsuitable conditions, and through state sanctioned violence, legitimize child abuse.

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NLIRH Opposes Anti-Choice, Anti-Women FDA Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health opposes the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gottlieb’s potential role as head of the FDA threatens women’s access to abortion, birth control and other essential health services. Throughout his career, Gottlieb’s anti-choice and anti-women ideology informed his position for a “behind the counter” option for emergency contraception that would require women to present identification in order to receive the health services they need.

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