Press Releases

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »