Efforts speed up to get more youth health insurance – When the enrollment period began for Affordable Care Act insurance plans, officials hoped that at least 4 of every 10 enrollees would be young adults. A few weeks before the deadlines, youth made up only 25 percent of new enrollees, according to official calculations. A recent rise in the numbers of young people enrolling in private exchanges could be a sign that in the last days, young people will also be rushing to enroll in the public marketplace. Marco Vinicio González reports from New York.
Rural youth uninformed about DACA - A few months before the second anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, many youth who could benefit have not applied. Among those who have least applied are rural youth. Some say they are uninformed and others do not have the documents necessary to prove their time in the country. Some community organizations and the Mexican Consulate have started going out to inform these young people. Juan Santiago attended an orientation session in Madera, California, and he has this story.
César Chávez on the silver screen – He is one of the most influential defenders of rights and justice for Latino workers, but 21 years after his death, he is still an unknown for many Americans. The movie “Cesar Chávez: An American Hero,” directed by Mexican filmmaker and actor Diego Luna, comes to the big screen this week. It seeks not only to place Chávez and his partner in struggle Dolores Huerta on the pedestal of heroes, but also remind the public that their battle for dignity is more relevant than ever before. José López Zamorano reports from the nation’s capital.