March, 2012

Defeat of Blunt Amendment ensures critical access to health care

Senate decision protects affordable contraception, preventive services for Latinas
03/01/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today commends the Senate for rejecting an extreme proposal from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and instead upholding Latino/as’ right to health care, including contraceptive services. Read more »

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Derrota de la enmienda Blunt asegura acceso crítico al cuidado de salud

Decisión del senado protege anticonceptivos asequibles, servicios preventivos para Latinas
03/01/2012

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH por sus siglas en inglés) aplaude hoy al senado por rechazar la propuesta extrema del Senador Roy Blunt (R-MO) y defender los derechos de las Latinas al cuidado de salud, incluyendo a servicios para obtener anticonceptivos. Read more »

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La Ley de Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio mejora la salud de las latinas

El aniversario resalta el esfuerzo continuo para desmantelar los logros cruciales alcanzados en la atención de la salud
03/23/2012

Hoy, el Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, NLIRH) celebra el segundo aniversario de la aprobación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act, ACA), que aumentó dramáticamente la cobertura de la atención de la salud y el acceso a los cuidados preventivos en este país. Read more »

The Affordable Care Act Improves Latina Health

Anniversary marks continued effort to roll back crucial healthcare gains
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. Read more »

Latina Advocates to Congress: Immigration Detention Looks like Jail, Not Vacation

03/29/2012

Yesterday, some members of House Judiciary Committee continued their attacks on immigrant people by trying to compare immigration detention to a luxury vacation.

Titled “Holiday on ICE” the hearing took aim at new detention rules (2011 Performance-Based National Detention Standards) released by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last month. During the hearing, Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and others criticized humane detention conditions as too costly to implement, a claim that ignores both the realities of detention and the alternatives. Read more »