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Using ACA’s Health Plans.

The Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period is over and now millions of newly-insured patients are learning to navigate the often complicated health care system. A top official of the White House’s health department and an analyst joined this program and commented on the experience patients are encountering when seeking services under the health […]

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(Español) Usuarios de seguros de salud bajo Obamacare enfrentarían nuevas dificultades

(Español) Hasta fines de mayo, dijo un ejecutivo de Serco, la empresa tuvo que basarse en “los procesos manuales” para resolver los conflictos entre la información proporcionada por los consumidores y la información en las bases de datos del gobierno.

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You are what you eat. (Repeat)

Cardiologist Jorge Bordenave returns to Línea Abierta to discuss the tips from his book Change Your Diet, Change Your Health. Bordenave says that food can either help you stay healthy, or can get you seriously sick. He says food can actually help us heal from diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. What should […]

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Pollution Rules for Power Plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever limits on dangerous carbon dioxide emissions spewing from power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S. This action against big carbon polluters is the keystone of President Obama’s plan to fight global warming. Latinos have a special interest on issues related to air quality: […]

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(Español) Pocos latinos inscritos en Obamacare

(Español) Pero no todos los críticos son jóvenes. Patricia Guerrero, quien ronda los 40 años, considera que el Obamacare es bueno, pero no para contratistas independientes como ella en el área de la organización de eventos. Le iban a cobrar 150 dólares al mes. No se apuntó porque no siempre tiene trabajo.

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(Español) La Salud de los Latinos: problemas de inscripciones (primera de dos)

(Español) Ante la percepción generalizada sobre la idea de que los latinos no quieren ser parte del programa, Delgado declara: “Nosotros queremos seguro de salud”. La Alianza Nacional para la Salud realizó en marzo de este año una encuesta de opinión en la que “encontramos que las personas que no tenían seguro, muchos no sabían”.

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(Español) Inscripciones a Obamacare, un vistazo crítico (última)

(Español) “Mire, yo gano como 40 mil dólares anuales, para mi, mi esposa y mi hija. Mi hija agarró Medical, pero nosotros vamos a pagar casi 400 dólares al mes; entonces, ya no voy a poder hacer cosas, como invertir en mi casa, comprar un carro, una televisión… tienen que mejorar, tienen que incentivar más a la clase media…”.

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Latino Health: Enrollment Woes.

Most states exceeded their health care sign up targets under Obamacare, the number of uninsured has fallen by millions, but the numbers of Latinos enrolling in health insurance plans was still too low. What are those barriers that prevent Latino families from buying health insurance? What is the Obama administration doing to improve the system? […]

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Mujica and Obama.

Today, President Obama meets with Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica. They have human rights, global inclusion and global peace in their agenda. Linea Abierta opens its microphone and phone lines to discuss the debate on free trade and trade cooperation agreements, plus Uruguay’s marijuana law. Listeners voice their opinions over Uruguay’s marijuana law, some agree […]

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Living in the Shadows: Judge Allows County to Stop Care for the Undocumented

Thirty years ago, the county of Fresno was forced to provide this type of attention to everyone who needed it, no matter their immigration status. Now, a judge has determined that the county no longer has to offer healthcare to undocumented immigrants.

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