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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
04/01/2014

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) responds to the end of the open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment ended late last night after a record-breaking day, including 4.8 million visits to HealthCare.gov and about two million calls to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) centers. As of today, 7.1 million people, including many Latinas and their families, signed up for insurance through the marketplace.  Read more »

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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
03/27/2014

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) responds to the filing of a discharge petition that would require House Majority Leadership to bring H.R. 15, a bill for comprehensive immigration reform, to the floor for a vote. The discharge petition, filed yesterday by H.R. 15 lead sponsor Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26) will require 218 signatures in order to bring H.R. 15, a bill largely modeled off S. 744, the Senate-approved bill for immigration reform, to the floor for a vote.  Read more »

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Reversal of contraception coverage would hurt Latina health

Letting bosses use religion to discriminate would harm women, workers, and families
03/25/2014

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:  Read more »

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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
03/14/2014

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: Read more »

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Los Servicios de Salud para las Mujeres Inmigrantes y sus Familias nos Benefician a Todos

Proyecto de ley, primero en su tipo, aseguraría que las mujeres y sus familias puedan acceder a los servicios de salud pagados con sus impuestos
03/13/2014

Los defensores de la salud de la mujer, los proveedores de salud y los líderes de la salud y los derechos de los inmigrantes aplauden a la Congresista Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) por presentar la Ley de Equidad y Acceso a la Salud para las Mujeres Inmigrantes y sus Familias (Health Equity and Access under the Law ‘HEAL’ for Immigrant Women & Families Act of 2014) del 2014.” Esta legislación pionera resta Read more »

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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
03/13/2014

Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant health and rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introduction of the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014.” The groundbreaking legislation wo Read more »

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

Administration nears shameful 2 million mark on deportations
03/07/2014

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:

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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
03/06/2014

Whole Woman's Health – the largest independent abortion provider in Texas – has announced the closure of two comprehensive reproductive health clinics in rural Texas in the aftermath of the passage of Texas House Bill 2 (HB2), which enacted severe and unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers. These clinics, in Beaumont and McAllen,Tx., are the only ones in East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley respectively that provided abortion services. In November, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) documented the already dismal state of health care in the Rio Grande Valley in its human rights report, “Nuestra Salud, Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley.”

 

Below is the statement from Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director for NLIRH:

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Latinas stand with Georgians and fight for health care

02/20/2014

Today, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, joined with other leaders in the Strong Families Movement in solidarity with SPARK Reproductive Justice’s 7th Annual Legislate THIS! event. The statewide day of action and lobby event brought together social justice groups, key public policy leaders and youth to engage with leading Georgia decision makers regarding policies that protect reproductive rights and expand healthcare access to women of color, young parents and LGBTQ youth of color living in Georgia. Georgia policymakers have so far refused to include eligible and qualified women and families in the newly expanded Medicaid insurance program, even though doing so is costing the state of Georgia money and hurting its residents.

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National Coalition of Organizations Launch Unprecedented Effort to Enroll Latinos in New Health Care Options Under Affordable Care Act

Series of Enrollment Events Offer One-on-One, In-Person Assistance to Latinos Applying for Health Insurance
02/18/2014

A leading coalition of national organizations are joining forces to host a series of community events that will provide comprehensive, in-person assistance to guide uninsured Latinos through the process of enrolling in new health insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act. Read more »