The Texas Winter Storm, in February 2021, disproportionately impacted Latino, Black, and low-income peoples. The winter disaster occurred while they were struggling with pandemic conditions and its concurrent disproportionate economic and health effects.
Category: Health and Human Services
Decades of Latino Health Injustice￼
There are 2.5 more uninsured Latinos today than their total population of 1.8 million during the 1968 U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearing conducted in San Antonio. It’s a social justice issue that requires change from the decades of increasing right-wing political obstruction and discriminatory policies.
How Stressed Are Health Providers During the Covid-19 Pandemic?
Latina front-line Covid-19 health workers and providers experience negative effects in the workplace and at home. Their care to farmworkers, immigrants, the homeless, and people living in poverty led to high levels of stressors and anxiety and depressive symptomatology. Policy and program interventions are urged to address their need and well-being.
Latino Enrollment in Obama Care Insurance Marketplace: American Rescue Plan ‘Expansion’
Over 1 million Texas Latino are estimated to be eligible for expanded and new subsidized Qualified Health Plan (QHP) coverage under ‘Obama Care. ENROLL by August 15, 2021. Enrollees who received tax credits in 2021 dropped by 79% – from $550 to $120 monthly –
Milestone of Misery
More than 100,000 Latinos have now lost their lives to COVID-19. This past week we went over this lamentable threshold. It took about ten months for 50,000 Latinos to die from the pandemic, but it only took four months to add another 50,000. More than 29,000 Latinos have died in California and more than 23,000 […]
Improve Health and Economic Security: Expand the Medicaid Program
Latinos comprise over 62% (3.2 million) of Texas’s uninsured population. It includes over 2.5 million and 674,000 Latino adults and children respectively. These numbers do not include Covid-19 related loss of employment-based health insurance coverage.
Coronavirus Pandemic: The ‘Si Se Puede’ Challenge
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging Latino advocacy strategies and ‘Si se puede’ (yes we can) social change mantra. Latinos are at high-risk of experiencing disproportionate social, financial and health hardships from the coronavirus pandemic. High employment in the service industry, low-incomes, limited access to paid leave, and high diabetes and uninsured rates are some of […]