March, 2012

The Affordable Care Act: Hope for Health Care Equality For All

RH Reality Check, 03/23/2012

As I reflect on the second anniversary of the groundbreaking health reform law—the Affordable Care Act—and the impact of this law and its provisions on Latinos and indeed all Americans, I am hopeful. I am hopeful that my son will grow up in a world where our communities are healthier, our families get the care they need, and no one has to choose between paying for needed medication or a doctor’s visit, or paying to keep food on the table. Read more »

The Affordable Care Act Improves Latina Health

Yahoo! News, 03/23/2012

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which dramatically increased healthcare coverage and
access to preventive care in this country. For Latinas, who are more likely than other groups to struggle with access to health insurance, the ACA has meant the potential to lead healthier, happier lives.
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Competing rallies turn boisterous outside courthouse

USA Today, 03/27/2012

Washington - As the crowds grew bigger on day two of the Supreme Court hearings on health care, they also grew a little scurrilous.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses Tea Party supporters and opponents of the health care overhaul Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act made such a racket as former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spoke that only bits of her speech could be heard.
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Momma's Boys

Huffington Post, 03/27/2012

I recently had the honor of introducing the First Lady of the United States, who was in Boston for an event at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Read more »

National Latina Institute Rallies at Supreme Court

Hispanically Speaking News, 03/29/2012

Latinas make their voices heard on Affordable Care Act

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), their grassroots activists and a contingent of other health care supporters rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday in support of the
Affordable Care Act. Advocates from NLIRH joined hundreds of other women and men to voice their support for the ACA as the Supreme Court justices heard arguments.
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