Today's Date: April 24, 2024
Watercrest Senior Living Group Celebrates the Promotion of James Brassard to Director of Market Street Operations   •   First Annual Cultural Celebration Day in Lansing, Illinois Calls For Participants   •   Talking Math: WPI Researcher Neil Heffernan Leads Effort To Develop AI Math Tutor   •   Ohmium Partners with Tata Projects to Advance Green Hydrogen Initiatives in India   •   The Atrium at Cardinal Drive Assisted Living Community Named One of the Country's Best by U.S. News & World Report for Secon   •   Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) Celebrates Earth Day Across the Nation with Community Volunteer Events   •   Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2024 Second Quarter Results on May 8, 2024   •   Help at Home Acknowledges CMS Efforts to Enhance Quality, Accountability and Transparency in "Ensuring Access to Medicaid Servic   •   MONAT Global Announces The Growth Alliance with Eric Worre   •   ERI’s John Shegerian Calls the Recycling of Electronics “the Most Urgently Needed Environmental Solution of Our Gene   •   The Fresh Market Elevates the Food Scene in Lakewood Ranch with Newest Store   •   On the Road Lending Announces Expansion into North Carolina   •   Willing Warriors to Open PenFed Grand Lodge Offering Respite for Wounded Warriors and Families   •   AVI Systems and Technology Partners Team to Contribute More Than $110,000 to the AVIXA Foundation’s Brad Sousa Impact Fund   •   New AARP Survey: 1 in 5 Americans Ages 50+ Have No Retirement Savings and Over Half Worry They Will Not Have Enough to Last in R   •   Minister Patty Hajdu highlights budget investments in Lytton First Nation   •   Compass Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Food Waste on 8th Annual Stop Food Waste Day   •   Transmedia Group Excited to Place in Media Spotlight Larger-Than-Life Songwriter/Producer ZOEY TESS   •   EY Announces Josh Matthews of Apkudo as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist   •   Iruka Hawaii Dolphin and Pearl Haven Celebrate Successful Marine Educational Event for Youth
Bookmark and Share

La Raza Urges Senate To Act Quickly On Important Health Care Reform Bill Fixes

 

Washington, DC-NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, applauded Sunday's passage of health care reform legislation and subsequent approval of the "Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010" (H.R. 4872). Taken together, the bills overhaul the current health care system, improving access to affordable health care for millions of Latinos and many other Americans. NCLR continually raised concerns with lawmakers about the Senate-passed bill, but the reconciliation language shows marked improvements that will extend care to America's most vulnerable families.

"The package of fixes that the House passed Sunday night demonstrates to us that lawmakers did, in the end, take into account key concerns that we and other community leaders had been raising about the Senate-passed bill in recent weeks. Access to health coverage will be protected for some of the most vulnerable in the Latino community, including low-income legal immigrants and the residents of Puerto Rico," praised Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO.

The White House has also demonstrated a better understanding and awareness of the barriers to health coverage enrollment and issues that face uninsured families with immigrant parents.

"The bills provide an important starting point, moving toward greater equity in our health care system. As we begin to implement this legislation, NCLR looks forward to working with the administration, which has indicated its sincere assurances to ensure that the benefits of reform touch every American community," noted Murguía.

Anticipating the passage of the package of fixes by the U.S. Senate, NCLR supports health care reform legislation and urges quick Senate action.

"I am more convinced than ever that we did everything we could to ensure that the benefits of health care reform reach the most vulnerable Americans in the nation; this legislation represents an essential step to repair a system that has left behind so many Americans," continued Murguía.

"We applaud Congress for working to strengthen health care reform in its finishing stages and congratulate leaders and the president on this important victory. We are in a strong position to work to improve the new health care system for our community and all American families for years to come," concluded Murguía.


###

 

Contact:
Jackeline Stewart
(202) 785-1670

 

 


STORY TAGS: la raza, healthcare, health, care, reform, bill, fix, fixed, fixes, changes, change, adjustment, modified, modification, hispanic, spanish, latin, latino, latina, advocacy, black radio network, healthcare news, health care news, health news, minority health news, minority news, hispanic news

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News