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Latinas Creating HOPE

Last Thursday, I had the honor of attending the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality’s (HOPE) 28th Anniversary Awards Dinner in Los Angeles. I have always been a strong supporter of HOPE and the important work it does in advancing...

GOP pulls health care overhaul off House floor KPCC

“We have truly dodged a bullet,” said Carmela Castellano Garcia, president and CEO of CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates. “We represent the low-income communities of California,” she said. “These are folks that prior to the [Affordable Care Act] were uninsured in huge...

Desperate hispanic woman being comforted by a friend

TrumpCare – It’s As Bad As We Imagined

Every day since last November’s election, we have waited with anticipation, wondering what President Trump and the Republican Congress would do with the Affordable Care Act. Through all the tweets, leaks, concept papers and trial balloons, our concern and...

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