Today's Date: February 29, 2024
Actress Jane Seymour and Insmed Raise Awareness of "Unseenism" and Empower People to Speak Up When It Comes to Their Health   •   Young Entrepreneur Launches Youth Flag Football League in San Diego Area   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING Vertex Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results   •   Reminder: AEO Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2023 Results and Present Long-term Strategy and Financial Plan   •   DOVE, TOGETHER WITH ITS COMMUNITY, UNITE VOICES TO PROTECT GIRLS' SELF-ESTEEM FROM ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE PRESSURES   •   JULIUS MEINL STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT FOR SMALLHOLDER COFFEE FARMING FAMILIES BY JOINING THE INITIATIVE FOR COFFEE&CLIMATE   •   SunOpta Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2023 Financial Results   •   Genomma Lab's ESG Rating Upgraded to A   •   Docebo Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences in March   •   Primerica Household Budget Index™: Middle-Income Purchasing Power Held Steady in January   •   2024 Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference: Where Innovation Meets Impact   •   Anthony Will and His Team Lead Reputation Resolutions to Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies List   •   Clarins Teams Up with Dassault Systèmes to Achieve New Levels of Efficiency at Its Two French Production Sites   •   SINGERS COMPANY DIRECTORS ARE REAL INFLUENCERS: FRANCHISE NOW ACCEPTING NEW DIRECTORS FOR FALL 2024   •   United Service Organizations (USO) and Universal Technical Institute partner to support military service members' career transit   •   1818 Farms Unveils New Fifty-State Collection; 'Where I Bloom' Invites Customers to Showcase State Pride with Sustainable Presse   •   CBRE Climbs to No. 3 on Barron’s Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List   •   A new global startup event in Tokyo offers a chance for Japanese innovators to speak to international audiences - and get their   •   EH Group Joins H2MARINE Project to Develop Next Generation Maritime Fuel Cells   •   Discovering the Magic of Leap Day with Big Blue Marble Academy
Bookmark and Share

Latinos Rank Health Care, Economy Top Concerns

 SACRAMENTO -- California Latinos over the age of 50 are concerned about having access to affordable health care as they age, according to a new AARP survey. Yet, while 99% of respondents say adequate health coverage is critical to them, only 34% think they currently have the amount of coverage they need.

"These results confirm what we already suspected," said AARP California State President David Pacheco. "Latinos, like all older Californians, agree on what they need to live their best lives, but a significant number of them feel those needs are not currently met."

The telephone survey of 50+ Californians, which was conducted between January 2nd and January 31st, also found that the state of the economy is a top issue of concern. More specifically, 50+ Latinos are worried about potentially drastic cuts to state services. When asked what services should be protected from budget cuts, 93% said funding for K-12 education should be preserved.

Pacheco is not surprised: "50+ Californians of all backgrounds clearly care deeply about their communities and the future of their state – but they care even more about providing a prosperous future for their children and grandchildren. In fact, the idea that older people care only for their own, narrow interests was always a myth," he said.

Other state services considered vital by large majorities of respondents included firefighters, police and parks (96%); funding for public colleges and universities (91%); home-care services that keep people out of nursing homes (86%); health care access for the uninsured (90%); and transportation, construction and road maintenance (81%).  

When asked about potential sources of revenue for the state, large majorities favored increasing the tax on alcoholic beverages (75%), increasing the tax on cigarettes (69%), and raising income tax rates for households earning more than $250,000annually (65%).

Other potential taxes proved less popular, including increasing licensing and user fees (57% opposed) and increasing the state sales tax rate (45% opposed).

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of ColumbiaPuerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality



Back to top
| Back to home page
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