December, 2012

Latina Health Advocates Praise Victory for Uninsured Latinos

HHS Announces Support for Full Medicaid Expansion
12/10/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health praises the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that states who hope to benefit from federal matching funds for Medicaid expansion under the ACA must fully implement the expansion to qualified adults living under 138% of the federal poverty line. Read more »

Latina activists call on president to reverse exclusions and restore health care for immigrant youth

Immigrant rights community declares December 18 “National Call-in Day for Healthy DREAMers”
12/18/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today joins women’s health, immigrant rights, health equity and faith groups in calling on the Obama Administration to restore health care access to immigrant youth who qualify for the Deferred Actio Read more »

Shaheen Amendment provides critical abortion coverage for Latinas in the military

Latinas enlist at higher rates than Latinos; service women face high rates of sexual assault
12/20/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health joins others in applauding the inclusion of the Shaheen Amendment in the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act.  Read more »