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Obamacare Exceeds 7 million Enrollments

April 11, 2014

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona Last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced that over 7 million people have enrolled in an insurance plan under the Health Care Law by the May 31 deadline, surpassing the initial White House goal. And although a majority of Republicans did – and still do – […]

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The Latest CBO Report and Its Implications on Obamacare

February 21, 2014

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona Latinovations Lately, much has been speculated about a recent report published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and what the data means for the economy of the country. Many Republicans in Washington, without actually reading the report, have concluded that the data published by the CBO implies that the Affordable Care […]

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Obamacare is Stalling the Engine of America

December 20, 2013

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Commentary: By Hector Barreto The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being described as one of the biggest threats small business faces today. However, entrepreneurs are not against health care reform; they are simply asking for a tune-up or common sense fixes, not a complete overhaul. Small businesses are the engine of our nations economic prosperity. […]

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It’s Personal: What the Health Care Law Means for Latino Families

November 22, 2013

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Commentary: By Cecilia Muñoz There are many reasons I’m proud and excited about what President Obama has accomplished for Americans through Obamacare. First, of course, there’s my girls: I am the proud mother of two college students who are just on the cusp of starting exciting lives and careers – lives that I hope and […]

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Republicans Should Abandon Their Obsession With Obamacare

November 22, 2013

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Commentary: By Maria Cardona How long can we put up with so much hypocrisy from the Republicans? In recent days we have seen how low the Republican party is willing to go in order to try and score political points. The same party that in recent years has been obsessed with eliminating Obamacare, now complains […]

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Reformas entrelazadas

November 22, 2013

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Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings En la era de las redes sociales, la inmediatez es dueña y señora. Acciones, declaraciones, reacciones, aciertos y metidas de pata están al alcance de un botón y de un celular; esa adicción a la inmediatez provoca una enfermiza impaciencia que en la política pública puede ser perjudicial. Pongamos por caso […]

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Website will be fixed, Obamacare already helping uninsured Latinos

November 8, 2013

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Commentary: By Kristian Ramos Like Charlie Brown and the football, critics keep kicking at Obamacare, missing badly and ending up with mud on their faces. Sadly, they are at it again, this time talking about defunding a law that is overwhelmingly popular with Hispanics over a glitchy website. Healthcare.gov the web portal and latest phase […]

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Obama Lied, People are Denied.

November 8, 2013

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Commentary: By Edie J. Adler “If you like your health plan, you can keep it,” President Obama said when promoting his Affordable Care Act. He also promised that if you liked your doctor you could continue to see your doctor. What he should have said is that if Obama likes your health plan, then you […]

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Ending Historic Discrimination — Obama Streamlines Mental Health Care

October 18, 2013

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By Viji Sundaram New America Media Like most severely mentally ill patients, 23-year-old Daniel Padilla doesn’t see himself as that. The insurance companies that cover him – Medi-Cal (California’s name for Medicaid, the federal-state-funded insurance for low-income and disabled people) and United Health Insurance — don’t see the schizophrenia he was diagnosed with at age […]

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San Ysidro Health Center: We’re ready for Obamacare

October 4, 2013

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By Pablo J. Sáinz The San Ysidro Health Center is ready to help patients navigate the often confusing and controversial new world of health care reform with an army of bilingual enrollment counselors–including a brand new medical facility in Chula Vista. On October 1st, the first day that the Affordable Care Act opened enrollment for […]

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¿Sabe cómo inscribirse para Obamacare?

October 4, 2013

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El estado de California tiene un nuevo mercado oficial para seguro de salud asequible y de calidad llamado Covered California. A partir del 1° de octubre en CoveredCA.com, puede comparar y elegir entre una serie de planes de seguro de salud de alta calidad que cumplen con los requisitos de cobertura de la Ley de […]

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All it takes is 24 Republicans to shut down the government!

October 4, 2013

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Editorial: For once Democrats are showing a united front over the budget. And for once, the Republicans are divided over what to do. A minority of the Republicans want to stop the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but the majority is willing to pass a budget and move on to the bigger battle over the […]

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In Wake of Shutdown, It’s Not Immigration that Needs Resuscitating, It’s the GOP

October 4, 2013

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Government Shutdown Shows Need for House GOP Modernizers to Stand Up to Radicals Commentary: By Frank Sharry America’s Voice Conservative journalist Byron York of the Washington Examiner has an interesting piece entitled, “How 30 House Republicans are forcing the Obamacare fight.” In it, he states: “There are 233 Republicans in the House. Insiders estimate that […]

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Reforma migratoria ante la Cámara Baja del “casi se pudo”

October 4, 2013

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Comentario Por Maribel Hastings America’s Voice El zafarrancho presupuestario en víspera de año electoral reafirma lo ya sabido sobre el Congreso: la politiquería electorera define cada movimiento para apelar a las bases y dar la percepción de que se está haciendo algo cuando en realidad no se está haciendo nada. Los legisladores que no legislan. […]

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Latinos Key To Success Of Health Law Marketplaces

September 27, 2013

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By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Service Andrea Velandia, 29, is just the sort of person health law regulators are seeking to draw into the new online insurance marketplaces– young, healthy, uninsured and Latino. “We’re very healthy. We don’t have many issues,” she says of her family. Right now, she and her husband mostly avoid […]

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Obamacare is around the corner

September 27, 2013

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By Pablo J. Sáinz In l0ess than a week, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period goes into effect on October 1st and there is still a lot of misinformation and confusion among ethnic groups in California about the program. According to an August 2013 survey conducted by The Field Poll for The California Wellness […]

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Government shutdown over Obamacare?

September 27, 2013

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Editorial: If politics is your thing and you enjoy the give and take between Democrats and Republicans then the filibuster put on by Senator Ted Cruz was there for your enjoyment, 21 long hours of Cruz rambling on, mostly about nothing in particular. CNN junkies got to listen to Cruz as he read “Green Eggs […]

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